• Short Summary

    IN THE FORMER FRENCH COLONY OF NIGER, DELEGATES FROM BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN STUDYING PROPOSALS FOR A RELIEF CORRIDOR THROUGH THE FIGHTING LINES IN NIGERIA.

  • Description

    IN THE FORMER FRENCH COLONY OF NIGER, DELEGATES FROM BOTH SIDES HAVE BEEN STUDYING PROPOSALS FOR A RELIEF CORRIDOR THROUGH THE FIGHTING LINES IN NIGERIA.

    SO FAR, AT THE CONFERENCE HEADQUARTERS IN NIAMEY, IT'S OPENLY BEEN TALKING, WITH THE MAIN TASK THAT OF EASING IBO FEARS THAT A LAND CORRIDOR INTO BIAFRA WOULD PROVIDE AN EASY ROUTE FOR A FEDERAL NIGERIAN ATTACK FORCE. LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) THE TWO SIDES MET FOR FIVE HOURS, CHAIRED BY NIGER PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI, AND WITH THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, DIALLO TALLI.

    BUT THEY BROKE UP WITHOUT FINDING ANY WAY TO ALLEVIATE THE FEARS OF THE IBOS. M. TELLI SAID THE DELEGATES WERE STILL EXAMINING THE OPENING OF A RELIEF CORRIDOR. BOTH SIDES HAVE AGREED ON ONE THING HOWEVER - FULL-SCALE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IN ADDIS ABABA, BUT NO DETAILS HAVE BEEN DISCLOSED.

    THE ATMOSPHERE AT THE TALKS IS REPORTED TO BE MUCH BETTER THAN THAT AT KAMPALA, WHERE THE DISCUSSIONS BROKE DOWN ON THE ISSUE OF REJECTION OF SECESSION BY BIAFRA BEFORE AN AGREEMENT ON A CEASEFIRE. OBSERVERS FEEL THAT BOTH SIDES HAVE AGREED TO UPGRADE THE TALKS IN THE NIGER CAPITAL IN AN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN SETTLEMENT ON CERTAIN BASIC ISSUES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1OJGM7HFYMIFE5UA4RN2RW4QT
    Media URN:
    VLVA1OJGM7HFYMIFE5UA4RN2RW4QT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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