• Short Summary

    AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADERS CONVENED IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, FOR A WEEK'S DISCUSSIONS, STARTING FEB 2, ON THEIR FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE.

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    AFRICAN NATIONALIST LEADERS CONVENED IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, FOR A WEEK'S DISCUSSIONS, STARTING FEB 2, ON THEIR FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF THE PAN-AFRICA FREEDOM MOVEMENT FOR EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA, A MOVEMENT MEETING FOR THE FIRST TIME OUTSIDE BRITISH-CONTROLLED TERRITORY.

    THE DELEGATES - SIXTY IN NUMBER - REPRESENT 13 AFRICAN NATIONALIST POLITICAL PARTIES. THEY HEARD ETHIOPIAN EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS SAY: "IT IS INCUMBENT ON BRITAIN TO APPLY THE SAME WISDOM THAT IT HAS APPLIED TO ITS FORMER COLONIES IN AFRICA AND ASIA AND SPEED UP THE POLITICAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL ADVANCE OF AFRICAN INHABITANTS OF BECHUANALAND, SWAZILAND AND BASUTOLAND AND ASSURE THEIR EARLY INDEPENDENCE."
    HE WAS FULL OF HOPE AND CONFIDENCE THAT THE REMAINING DEPENDENT TERRITORIES AND IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA "WILL SOON FIND THEMSELVES AMIDST US AS MEMBERS OF A COMMUNITY OF FREE NATIONS."
    ON THE SECOND DAY OF THE CONFERENCE IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY DECIDED TO ADMIT THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS TO MEMBERSHIP, AND CALLED ON ALL MEMBERS TO OFFER THEIR FULL SUPPORT TO THE CONGRESS IN ITS STRUGGLE AGAINST APARTHEID AND FOR THE FREEDOM OF SOUTH AFRICA UNDER AFRICA RULE. MR. NELSON MANDELA, THE DELEGATE OF THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS TOLD THE CONFERENCE: "AFRICANS IN SOUTH AFRICA WILL NOT BE DIVERTED NOR REST FOR A SINGLE MINUTE UNTIL THE AFRICANS IN THE UNION HAVE GAINED FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE. ANOTHER SPEAKER MR. KENNETH KAUNDA, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PARTY IN NORTHERN RHODESIA.

    ITEMS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE SEEKING CLOSER CO-OPERATION AMONG AFRICAN MEMBERS OF GOVERNMENTS IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA, SEEKING FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF FREEDOM MOVEMENTS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KHPTZ4PBE4HTAJJCNJOUHOAW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KHPTZ4PBE4HTAJJCNJOUHOAW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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