• Short Summary

    FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA, SIERRA LEONE SPECIAL ENVOY MR EDWARD KARGBO, TOLD NEWSMEN BEFORE LEAVING FOR HOME THAT THE CONFLICT WOULD NEVER BE BEST SOLVED ON THE BATTLEFIELD.

  • Description

    FOLLOWING THE COLLAPSE OF THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA, SIERRA LEONE SPECIAL ENVOY MR EDWARD KARGBO, TOLD NEWSMEN BEFORE LEAVING FOR HOME THAT THE CONFLICT WOULD NEVER BE BEST SOLVED ON THE BATTLEFIELD. MR. KARGBO, THE SIERRA LEONE DEPUTY-DEFENCE MINISTER, HAD TRAVELLED TO ETHIOPIA AS THE SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF PRIME MINISTER SIAKA STEVENS WHOSE GOVERNMENT PLAYED A MAJOR ROLE IN GETTING THE BIAFRAN DELEGATION TO ADDIS ABABA.

    MR KARGBO SUGGESTED THAT ONE REASON FOR THE DEPARTURE OF THE BIAFRAN TEAM BEFORE THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES HAD BEEN CHOSEN THEIR NEGOTIATING TEAM WAS CONFUSION OVER THE ROLE TO BE PLAYED BY THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU).

    MEANWHILE, A MESSAGE ON THE BREAKDOWN OF THE TALKS HAS BEEN SENT FROM EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA TO PRIME MINISTER STEVENS IN FREETOWN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA31H2FRZL76OGQQ3EBJ501NTAH
    Media URN:
    VLVA31H2FRZL76OGQQ3EBJ501NTAH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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