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    In Lagos, delegates to the United Nations Conference on Apartheid, have been hearing about ways the Western industrialised nations can help in ending apartheid in South Africa.

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    In Lagos, delegates to the United Nations Conference on Apartheid, have been hearing about ways the Western industrialised nations can help in ending apartheid in South Africa.

    The Norwegian Prime Minister, Odvar Nordli told the conference on Tuesday (23rd August) that increased economic and political pressure by Western countries on South Africa would be an effective contribution towards ??? majority rule.

    He called or a joint policy of peaceful pressure against South Africa and said political action could really contribute to shortening racial conflict. Failure to end apartheid by peaceful means, said Mr. Nordli, would mean a defeat for humanity.

    But the delegates of the black African countries were sceptical about a solution. Mozambique Foreign Minister Joaquim Chissano warned that if apartheid wasn't eradicated soon, there was a danger that the fighting would escalate to other parts of the world. And Foreign Minister of Sierra Leone, Abdulai Conte, talked of a long drawn out war of attribution.

    First the Norwegian Prime Minister.

    The Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity told delegates on Wednesday (24th August), that only physical pressure could make South Africa change its racist policies. And the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Mrs Shirley Amerasinghe of Sri Lanka said a mishandling of the South African problem could lead to a global war. The Soviet delegate, Vladimir Snegirjev told the conference that his country was ready to cooperate with others in preventing South Africa building a nuclear arsenal. The offer came as President Carter announced that he was given assurance by South Africa that it had no such intensions. The five day conference, which is jointly sponsored by the UN and the OAU will end on Friday.

    More than 500 delegates from 70 countries are attending. Meanwhile, the American UN Ambassador Andrew Young and the British Foreign Secretary Dr. David Owen are to have talks in the Zambian capital of Lusaka on Saturday (27th August) with the president of the so called front line African nations in an effort to secure a peaceful solution in Rhodesia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA322HVXEHF7NLUGG8OPF9C7BDN
    Media URN:
    VLVA322HVXEHF7NLUGG8OPF9C7BDN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
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    N/A

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