• Short Summary

    West Africa's "Big Three", the leaders of Liberia, Ghana and Guinea, were greet on with frenzied displays of dancing and acrobatics all along the 200 mile route from Monrovia-the Liberian capital-to Sanniquellie where they held a three-day conference at the invitation of Liberia President Tubman.

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    West Africa's "Big Three", the leaders of Liberia, Ghana and Guinea, were greet on with frenzied displays of dancing and acrobatics all along the 200 mile route from Monrovia-the Liberian capital-to Sanniquellie where they held a three-day conference at the invitation of Liberia President Tubman.

    In a motorcade of fifty cars the visiting Premiers-Dr Nkrumah of Ghana and Sekou Toure of Guinea - drove with President Tubman out of the capital. Stopping at Gbarnga for refreshments they were met with drums and dancers. On arrival at Sanniquellie they were entertained by acrobatic stilt dancers.

    Opening speeches emphasized their determination to "fight to liberate the entire continent of Africa from Imperialist clutches."
    They ended their 'summit' July 19 by proposing a special conference in 1960 of independent African states and others with fixed dates for independence, to form a 'Community of Independent African States'. A communique issued afterwards said the three countries would "consider recognition of the Algerian provisional government at the forthcoming conference of foreign ministers of independent African states to be held in Liberia next month."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2QLFJ8KW01KFQP8TOM2JPL6DM
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QLFJ8KW01KFQP8TOM2JPL6DM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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