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    MR. MURUMBI, A KENYA MINISTER OF STATE WHO HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO HEAD AN ORGANISATION?

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    MR. MURUMBI, A KENYA MINISTER OF STATE WHO HAS BEEN CHOSEN TO HEAD AN ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY DELEGATION TO SEE PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN WASHINGTON, LEFT NAIROBI THIS MORNING (THURSDAY) FOR LONDON. HE FLIES ON TO NEW YORK TOMORROW.

    THE SENDING OF THE DELEGATION FOLLOWS A MEETING IN NAIROBI OF A COMMISSION APPOINTED BY THE OAU TO DISCUSS THE CONGO SITUATION. THE DELEGATES EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE SUPPLYING OF "WAR MATERIAL" TO THE GOVERNMENT OF MR. MOISE TSHOMBE. THE UNITED STATES HAS SUPPLIED TRANSPORT AND LIGHT AIRCRAFT FOR RECONNAISSANCE PURPOSES.

    HOWEVER A COMMUNIQUE FROM WASHINGTON YESTERDAY INDICATED THAT PRESIDENT JOHNSON WOULD NOT RECEIVED THE DELEGATION - COMPRISING FIVE MINISTERS OF AFRICAN COUNTRIES AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE OAU SECRETARY-GENERAL - UNLESS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONGO GOVERNMENT WAS ALSO PRESENT. A WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL SAID "WE COULD NOT AGREE TO DISCUSS OUR AID TO THE CONGO WITHOUT THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT AT WHOSE REQUEST OUR AID IS GIVEN".

    THE OAU COMMISSION'S DECISION HAS ALSO BROUGHT REPERCUSSIONS FROM THE CONGO ITSELF. PRESIDENT JOSEPH KASAVUBU HAS SAID THAT THE CONGO WOULD NO LONGER ABIDE BY DECISIONS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY. HE DESCRIBED THE OAU's DECISIONS AS "MANIFEST INTERFERENCE" IN THE CONGO'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS. HE SAID THAT THE OAU HAD "CALLED THE CONGO's INDEPENDENCE INTO QUESTION BY SEEKING TO PREVENT THE EXECUTION OF AGREEMENTS WHICH THE CONGO AS A SOVEREIGN COUNTRY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL LAW, HAD MADE WITH FRIENDLY COUNTRIES".

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    Film ID:
    VLVA47E8BPEG219D39ER8TFAUXK20
    Media URN:
    VLVA47E8BPEG219D39ER8TFAUXK20
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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