• Short Summary

    HEADS OF STATE AND OTHER OAU DELEGATES TOASTED AFRICAN UNITY AT A BANQUET GIVEN BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE AT THE GRAND IMPERIAL PALACE IN ADDIS ABABA ON SUNDAY.

  • Description

    HEADS OF STATE AND OTHER OAU DELEGATES TOASTED AFRICAN UNITY AT A BANQUET GIVEN BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE AT THE GRAND IMPERIAL PALACE IN ADDIS ABABA ON SUNDAY.

    AT THE TABLE THE EMPEROR WAS FLANKED BY PRESIDENT NASSER OF EGYPT AND PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA, THE THREE NEGOTIATORS WHO HELPED SECURE THE RELEASE OF THE GUINEAN OAU DELEGATION IN GHANA.

    GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, THE GHANAIAN LEADER, WORE COLOURFUL ROBES AT THE BANQUET. PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE OF GUINEA DID NOT ATTEND THE SUMMIT MEETING.

    THE DISPUTE SERIOUSLY DISRUPTED THE SUMMIT - THE FOURTH TO BE HELD. IT IS DUE TO END TODAY (WEDNESDAY) AFTER LAST NIGHT'S ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING THE TALKS BETWEEN BRITAIN AND RHODESIA.

    A RESOLUTION ON APARTHEID WAS ALSO APPROVED AND STRESSED WHAT IT CALLED THE INCREASINGLY EXPLOSIVE SITUATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. IN OTHER RESOLUTIONS, DELEGATES APPEALED TO SPAIN TO GRANT INDEPENDENCE TO HER AFRICAN TERRITORIES, WELCOMED FRANCE'S DECISION TO ALLOW THE PEOPLE OF FRENCH SOMALILAND SELF-DETERMINATION BY REFERENDUM BEFORE NEXT JULY AND ASKED FOR A SETTLEMENT OF THE ALGERIAN-MOROCCAN BORDER DISPUTE.

    SYNOPSIS: AT THE GRAND IMPERIAL PALACE IN ADDIS ABABA - A RELIEF FROM FORMAL BUSINESS AT THE OAU SUMMIT AS GUESTS ARRIVE FOR A BANQUET IN THEIR HONOUR... PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA WAS THERE AS WAS PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA.

    IN HIS TOAST FOR AFRICAN UNITY, THE EMPEROR CALLED FOR THE SUCCESS OF THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY. HE SAID WHAT BROUGHT ALL HEADS OF STATE TOGETHER WAS THEIR DEVOTION AND DEDICATION TO THE CONCEPT OF AFRICAN UNITY DESPITE EFFORTS OF OUTSIDE FORCES TO WEAKEN IT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA22BY0WAOS8MO5ASNC0FXCLI64
    Media URN:
    VLVA22BY0WAOS8MO5ASNC0FXCLI64
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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