• Short Summary

    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, TODAY (THURSDAY) URGED THE 38-MEMBER ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO MAKE FULL USE OF ITS AUTHORITY TO SETTLE INTER-AFRICAN DISPUTES.

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    THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL, U THANT, TODAY (THURSDAY) URGED THE 38-MEMBER ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TO MAKE FULL USE OF ITS AUTHORITY TO SETTLE INTER-AFRICAN DISPUTES.

    THE FIRST CLOSED SESSION OF THE FOUR-DAY SUMMIT ON TUESDAY IN KINSHASA DECIDED THAT DELEGATES SHOULD DEBATE THE ACTIVITIES OF WHITE MERCENARIES IN AFRICA. THE FOLLOWING DAY SAW THE ARRIVAL OF U THANT.

    IN A SPEECH PREPARED FOR DELIVERY AT THE FINAL SESSION TODAY, U THANT STRESSED THE IMPORTANCE OF REGIONAL GROUPINGS SUCH AS THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD O.A.U. HE SAID: "I CANNOT HELP FEELING THAT THE COLLECTIVE WILL OF THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE OAU COULD, IN SUCH CASES, BE BROUGHT TO BEAR VERY EFFECTIVELY ON MEMBER GOVERNMENTS OF THE OAU IN ORDER TO INFLUENCE THEM TO SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES."
    ON TUESDAY, AFRICAN LEADERS PAID TRIBUTE TO PATRICE LUMUMBA, THE CONGO'S FIRST PRIME MINISTER, MURDERED IN FEBRUARY 1961. THEY ATTENDED THE CEREMONIAL LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE TO A MONUMENT, TO BE BUILT OUTSIDE KINSHASA, TO LUMUMBA, WHO HAS BEEN DECLARED A NATIONAL HERO BY PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA.

    IT'S IN CONGO-KINSHASA THAT THE TOUGH MEN OF MANY NATIONALITIES HAVE MAINLY OPERATED. BUT CONFERENCE SOURCES SAID THEY WEREN'T SURE WHETHER A FORMAL DECLARATION OF SUPPORT FOR THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT WOULD COME FROM THE SUMMIT.

    U THANT FLEW INTO KINSHASA ON WEDNESDAY IN TIME TO ADDRESS THE FINAL SESSION. HE WAS MET AT THE AIRPORT BY M. JUST IN-MARIE BOMBOKO, THE CONGOLESE FOREIGN MINISTER, AND THE HEAD OF THE U. N. ECONOMIC MISSION FOR AFRICA, MR ROBERT GARDINER.

    MALAWI GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS YESTERDAY REITERATED THAT MALAWI'S ABSENCE FROM THE SUMMIT WAS DUE TO A CLASH OF DATES BETWEEN THAT CONFERENCE AND THE CONVENTION OF THE MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY.

    THE MALAWI GOVERNMENT HAD FORMALLY EXPLAINED THE REASON FOR THEIR ABSENCE FROM KINSHASA AND THEY WISHED ALL THOSE ATTENDING EVERY SUCCESS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2BHMH0F33BCXM899AT5YU1ZMX
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BHMH0F33BCXM899AT5YU1ZMX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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