• Short Summary

    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUB COMMITTEE FOR AFRICA, MR CHARLES DIGGS, HAS SEVERELY CRITICISED SOUTH AFRICA'S APARTHEID POLICY DURING HIS TOUR OF AFRICA.

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    THE CHAIRMAN OF THE AMERICAN HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SUB COMMITTEE FOR AFRICA, MR CHARLES DIGGS, HAS SEVERELY CRITICISED SOUTH AFRICA'S APARTHEID POLICY DURING HIS TOUR OF AFRICA. THE AMERICAN POLITICIAN ARRIVED IN YAOUNDE RECENTLY FOR TALKS WITH THE COUNTRY'S LEADERS.

    MR DIGGS SAID ON HIS ARRIVAL IN YAOUNDE THAT HE FELT THAT FREEDOM FOR AFRICANS WOULD BE RESTORED IN SOUTH AFRICA IN THE YEARS TO COME. IT'S THOUGHT THAT SOUTH AFRICA WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR TOPICS DISCUSSED AT A HALF HOUR MEETING WITH THE PRESIDENT OF CAMEROUN, MR AHIDJO.

    MR DIGGS IS CURRENTLY ON A TWELVE NATION TOUR OF AFRICA. HE'S VISITED GUINEA AND SIERRA LEONE ALREADY AND AFTER CAMEROUN FLIES ON TO CHAD.

    MR DIGGS HAD BEEN A MEMBER OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR NEARLY 16 YEARS. AS A REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE MICHIGAN CITY OF DETROIT HE HAS MADE A GREAT DEAL OF PROGRESS FOR THE INTEGRATION OF THE NEGROES IN THAT CITY.

    SYNOPSIS: IN YAOUNDE, CAPITAL OF CAMEROUN, PRESIDENT AHIDJO RECENTLY RECEIVED THE VISITING CHAIRMAN OF THE UNITED STATES SUB-COMMITTEE FOR AFRICA....MR CHARLES DIGGS.

    THE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT IS ON A TWELVE NATION TOUR OF AFRICA. HE'S ALREADY VISITED GUINEA AND SIERRA LEONE AND AFTER A TWO DAY STOPOVER IN CAMEROUN, FLIES ON TO CHAD.

    PRESIDENT AHIDJO AND MR DIGGS HELD TALKS FOR HALF AN HOUR. ITS THOUGHT THAT SOUTH AFRICA WAS ONE OF THE MAJOR TOPICS TO COME UNDER DISCUSSION. THROUGHOUT HIS AFRICAN TOUR MR DIGGS HAS SEVERELY CRITICISED THAT COUNTRY AND ITS APARTHEID POLICY. HE'S SAID THAT FREEDOM FOR AFRICANS IN SOUTH AFRICA WILL BE RESTORED IN THE YEARS TO COME.

    MR DIGGS HAS ALSO CRITICISED THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OVER ITS TREATMENT AND ATTITUDE TO SOUTH AFRICA. HE BELIEVES THAT IT SHOULD BE TAKING STRONGER STEPS TO FORCE AN END TO THE APARTHEID POLICY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1QQR1NMP1J5KFHD783Q85IT0K
    Media URN:
    VLVA1QQR1NMP1J5KFHD783Q85IT0K
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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