• Short Summary

    Ghana's Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Lieutenant-Colonel Kwame Baah appealed to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (7 October) for international aid to finance the development of Guinea-Bissau.

  • Description

    Ghana's Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Lieutenant-Colonel Kwame Baah appealed to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday (7 October) for international aid to finance the development of Guinea-Bissau. Portugual, he said, could not afford to bear alone the brunt of the financial assistance that the newly independent territory required.

    Lieutenant-Colonel Baah, however, went on to warn that assistance to Guinea-Bissau on the part of major powers should in no way be "subtle attempts to substitute neo-colonialist arrangements for crumbling colonial structure." He proposed that, instead, aid should be channelled through the United Nations.

    The Ghanaian delegate then predicted United Nations membership for the Portuguese territories of Mozambique, Angola, Sao Tome and Principle in the near future. He followed by advising white settlers in Southern Africa that moves to prevent the emergence of Namibia (South West Africa), Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), and Azania (South Africa) as independent black-ruled states would be short sighted and dangerous.

    This film shows Lieutenant-Colonel Baah addressing delegates to the General Assembly. A transcript of his speech appears below:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA46XA75GVKU15VR03KBK9XIUSD
    Media URN:
    VLVA46XA75GVKU15VR03KBK9XIUSD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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