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    The United Nations Security Council was called into session on Tuesday (31 August), in compliance with a deadline it set on the 30th of January for a declaration by south Africa of its willingness to allow United Nations-supervised elections in Namibia.

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    The United Nations Security Council was called into session on Tuesday (31 August), in compliance with a deadline it set on the 30th of January for a declaration by south Africa of its willingness to allow United Nations-supervised elections in Namibia.

    SYNOPSIS: The economically and strategically valuable territory was seized by South Africa during World War I. Since then internal apartheid policies have been introduced in Namibia.

    As the U.N. deadline for free elections passed, the Security Council hear the current Chairman of the African group at the United Nations, Monsieur Henri Rasolondraibe of the Malagasy Republic, make a plea for sanctions against South Africa.

    Speaking in French, Monsieur Rasolondraibe said that Africans would fight to rid themselves of the domination of the white minority in Namibia and to banish the degrading practice of apartheid. He also told the Security Council that the South African government was at the core of all problems in southern Africa. "We cannot find a solution for one or the other of these problems -- Namibia or Rhodesia -- without destroying the counter piece" he said.

    Monsieur Rasolondraibe also read a telegram from the President of the South West Africa People's Organisation, Sam Nujoma, asking the council to recess for two weeks to give African Foreign Ministers a chance to participate in the debate on Namibia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PUO630F0N4XON3KGPPQDGCUA
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PUO630F0N4XON3KGPPQDGCUA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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