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    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, MR. DIALLO TELLI, UNVEILED THE ORGANISATION'S NEW?

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    THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, MR. DIALLO TELLI, UNVEILED THE ORGANISATION'S NEW FLAG AT A CEREMONY IN LAGOS IN FRIDAY. HE WAS ACCOMPANIED BY REAR ADMIRAL AKINWALE WEY REPRESENTING THE NIGERIAN HEAD OF STATE.

    MR. TELLI IS CURRENTLY TOURING 12 AFRICAN COUNTRIES. IN LAGOS, HE MET NIGERIAN LEADER GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON FOR TALKS PRIOR TO THE FLAG CEREMONY. AT A TIME WHEN THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN FORCES WERE REPORTEDLY LAUNCHING A MASSIVE ASSAULT ON BIAFRA, MR. TELLI DECLARED THAT THE OAU WOULD MAKE UNRELENTING EFFORTS UNTIL PEACE AND UNITY HAD BEEN ACHIEVED IN NIGERIA.

    DURING THE FLAG CEREMONY, MR. TELLI SAID THAT THE OAU FLAG WOULD SYMBOLISE THE ORGANISATION'S AIMS FOR THE TOTAL LIBERATION OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES FROM FOREIGN RULE.

    EXPLAINING THE FLAG'S DESIGN, WHICH TOOK SIX YEARS TO FINALISE, HE DREW ATTENTION TO THE WHITE OAU EMBLEM IN THE CENTRE. A GREEN STRIPE AT THE TOP SYMBOLISES HOPES OF AFRICAN UNITY, A BAND OF GOLD STANDS FOR THE CONTINENT'S WEALTH AND BRIGHT FUTURE, AND RED INTERLOCKING RINGS REPRESENT AFRICAN SOLIDARITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA36ALSL9KHYB4NB48JZHURZYCO
    Media URN:
    VLVA36ALSL9KHYB4NB48JZHURZYCO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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