• Short Summary

    THE HEADS OF STATE OF SUDAN, TANZANIA, SIERRE LEONE AND CAMEROUN ARRIVE IN ETHIOPIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO JOIN AFRICAN LEADERS TAKING PART IN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S (OAU) SIXTH ANNUAL SUMMIT CONFERENCE -- A MEETING OVERSHADOWED BY THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR.

  • Description

    THE HEADS OF STATE OF SUDAN, TANZANIA, SIERRE LEONE AND CAMEROUN ARRIVE IN ETHIOPIA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO JOIN AFRICAN LEADERS TAKING PART IN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S (OAU) SIXTH ANNUAL SUMMIT CONFERENCE -- A MEETING OVERSHADOWED BY THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR.

    ETHIOPIAN EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WAS AT THE AIRPORT TO GREET CAMEROUN PRESIDENT HADJI AHMADOU AHIDJO; DR. SIAKA STEPHENS, PRIME MINISTER OF SIERRE LEONE, PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE FROM TANZANIA, AND GENERAL JAFAR EL NIMEIRY, CHAIRMAN OF SUDAN'S REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL.

    EARLIER, FOREIGN MINISTERS FROM THE 41 NATIONS IN THE OAU HAD STRUGGLED TO DRAW UP AN AGENDA FOR THE SUMMIT MEETING. THE MOST DIFFICULT ISSUES TO RESOLVE HAVE BEEN RESOLUTIONS ON APARTHEID AND THE MANDATE AND STRUCTURE OF THE OAU LIBERATION COMMITTEE.

    ALL THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE FOREIGN MINISTERS ARE TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE HEADS OF STATE AT THE SUMMIT MEETING. THEY COVER POLITICAL, AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS, AS WELL AS INTER AFRICAN CO-OPERATION.

    ALSO IN ADDIS ABABA WERE REPRESENTATIVES FROM BIAFRA SEEKING SUPPORT FOR THE SECESSIONIST CAUSE.

    THE NIGERIAN LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOVON IS EXPECTED IN ADDIS ABABA TODAY (SATURDAY) BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN YET WHETHER THE BIAFRAN LEADER, GENERAL ODUMEOVU OJUKVU WILL ATTEND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EEGZY6KE97PV40J0FALPIU86
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EEGZY6KE97PV40J0FALPIU86
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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