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    The Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar's main opposition party, the Madagascar Independence Congress Party, (AFKM) concluded its sixth Congress meeting on Saturday (30 September) with a call to the Government to break off relations with South Africa.

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    The Indian Ocean Island of Madagascar's main opposition party, the Madagascar Independence Congress Party, (AFKM) concluded its sixth Congress meeting on Saturday (30 September) with a call to the Government to break off relations with South Africa.

    The ruling Social Democratic Party's policy of dialogue with south African, says the AFKM, is an attempt to isolate the people of Madagascar from the peoples of Africa.

    The Congress also announced that it deplored the Madagascar authorities' refusal to authorise the legal formation of a National Committee for the Struggle Against Apartheid (CONCRA).

    During the five-day Congress, AFKM members re-elected Pastor Richard Andriamanjato as President. And it was decided to allow the Party steering committee to study the possibility of presenting a candidate to oppose Madagascar's President Philibert Tsiranana in the 1972 Presidential elections.

    SYNOPSIS: Madagascar's main opposition Party, the Madagascar Independence Congress Party, concluded its sixth congress meeting on Saturday.

    Its members re-elected Pastor Richard Andriamanjato as their President. After a five-day meeting, they called upon the Government to break off its current relations with South Africa. A policy of dialogue with South Africa, they maintain, only serves to isolate the people of Madagascar from the people of Africa.

    With guests from the Communist Parties of the Soviet Union, France and Rumania present, the party officially condemned France's relations with South Africa, and demanded a ban on arms sales to South Africa, Rhodesia and Portugal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2MOQ7WTVG63KHZLG86E236O1J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2MOQ7WTVG63KHZLG86E236O1J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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