• Short Summary

    NIGERIA AND BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, ARE DUE TO BEGIN PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, TODAY (MONDAY) AIMED AT ENDING THE 14-MONTH CIVIL WAR IN THE COUNTRY.

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    NIGERIA AND BIAFRA, THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF NIGERIA, ARE DUE TO BEGIN PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, TODAY (MONDAY) AIMED AT ENDING THE 14-MONTH CIVIL WAR IN THE COUNTRY. CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHARO, LEADER OF THE 16-MAN FEDERAL NIGERIAN DELEGATION, WAS AMONG ARRIVALS YESTERDAY.

    THE AGENDA OF THE PRESENT TALKS WAS AGREED BY BOTH SIDES IN PRELIMINARY NEGOTIATIONS IN NIAMEY, NIGER, LAST MONTH. IT LISTS THREE POINTS FOR DISCUSSION. ARRANGEMENTS FOR A PERMANENT SETTLEMENT, TERMS OF A CEASEFIRE AND RELIEF TO WAR-RAVAGED AREAS.

    CHIEF ENAHARO INSISTED YESTERDAY THAT ANY PEACE FORMULA WOULD HAVE TO INCLUDE THE END OF SECESSION. "I CANNOT THINK OF ANY FORMULA ACCEPTABLE TO THE NATION WHICH DOES NOT INVOLVE THE END OF SECESSION AND ACCEPTANCE OF A UNITED NIGERIA," HE SAID.

    ALTHOUGH THE OUTLOOK FOR PEACE IS NOT BRIGHT, A SPOKESMAN FOR THE BIAFRAN CAUSE SAID THAT HE STILL WANTED TO TALK PEACE AND WOULD SUBMIT PROPOSALS TO THE MEETING.

    THE BIAFRAN LEADER, LIEUTENANT-COLONEL OJUKWU, IS PERSONALLY LEADING HIS DELEGATION TO THE TALKS, WHICH WILL BE OPENED BY ETHIOPIAN EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BX8AKRPA59OSADXMLM89XIFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BX8AKRPA59OSADXMLM89XIFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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