• Short Summary

    THE GROWING NUMBERS OF REFUGEES IN AFRICA AND THE NEED TO CO-ORDINATE THE CONTINENT'S TRADE POLICIES HAVE EMERGED AS THE MAJOR TOPICS AT THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING IN KINSHASA.

  • Description

    THE GROWING NUMBERS OF REFUGEES IN AFRICA AND THE NEED TO CO-ORDINATE THE CONTINENT'S TRADE POLICIES HAVE EMERGED AS THE MAJOR TOPICS AT THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) MINISTERIAL COUNCIL MEETING IN KINSHASA.

    THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL IS PREPARING THE WAY FOR THE OAU SUMMIT, WHICH OPENS IN THE CONGO-KINSHASA CAPITAL ON MONDAY (SEPTEMBER 11TH).

    TODAY (THURSDAY) THE COUNCIL COMPLETED ITS THIRD DAY OF TALKS AND THE EMPHASIS SO FAR, ACCORDING TO OBSERVERS. IS ON INTER-AFRICAN CO-OPERATION RATHER THAN CONTROVERSIAL DISPUTES AFFECTING INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE 38-NATION BODY.

    FOR INSTANCE, THE NIGERIAN DELEGATION ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE WAR BETWEEN THE LAGOS FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, BIAFRA, WOULD NOT BE DISCUSSED EITHER BY THE FOREIGN MINISTERS OR THE HEADS OF STATE.

    THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL IS MEETING IN THREE COMMITTEES. THE 11-MEMBER "LIBERATION COMMITTEE" DEVOTED SEVERAL HOURS OF DEBATE YESTERDAY TO ACTION AGAINST AFRICA'S REMAINING COLONIAL REGIMES. THE FIVE-MEMBER RHODESIA STUDY GROUP, SET UP AT PREVIOUS OAU CONFERENCES, MET SEPARATELY.

    THE CO-OPERATION COMMITTEE WAS EXPECTED TO TRY TO DEFINE A COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY PRIOR TO A TRADE CONFERENCE OF 77 NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES, INCLUDING OAU MEMBERS. THIS COMMITTEE IS ALSO EXAMINING RELATIONS BETWEEN THE OAU AND THE UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA, PLANS FOR AN AFRICAN CIVIL AVIATION ORGANISATION AND AN AFRICAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK.

    THE REFUGEE PROBLEM IS BEING CONSIDERED BY THE POLITICAL COMMITTEE. THE U. N. ESTIMATES THERE ARE 700,000 REFUGEES IN AFRICA TODAY AND THE NUMBER IS INCREASING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3SUIACDHOY9OPBWRMTD7VIRQF
    Media URN:
    VLVA3SUIACDHOY9OPBWRMTD7VIRQF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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