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    African resistance leader Amilcar Cabral announced at a press conference in Algiers, on Monday (6 November), that a national assembly will be established in the "liberated regions" of Guinea-Bissao in West Africa as a first step towards declaring the Portuguese territory an independent state.

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    African resistance leader Amilcar Cabral announced at a press conference in Algiers, on Monday (6 November), that a national assembly will be established in the "liberated regions" of Guinea-Bissao in West Africa as a first step towards declaring the Portuguese territory an independent state.

    Mr. Cabral, Secretary-General of the Guinea-Bissao and Cape Verde Liberation Movement (PAIGC), said the all-african Assembly would be set up later this year or in early 1973.

    He said elections were underway for 15 "regional councils", and that similar elections would be held later in the Cape Verde Islands.

    Mr. Cabral was speaking to a conference of reporters and other African liberation leaders at the end of a visit to Algeria, which included talks with President Houari Boumedienne.

    Mr. Cabral said the main task of the Guinea-Bissao Assembly would be to proclaim the country an independent state and set up an executive "council of state."
    SYNOPSIS: At the National Liberation Front headquarters in Algiers on Monday, the formation of a national assembly by resistance forces in Guinea-Bissao, was announced.

    The move was announced by Amilcar Cabral, Secretary-General of the Guinea-Bissao and Cape Verde Liberation Movement - Known as the PAIGC.

    Mr. Cabral was speaking at a news conference at the end of a visit to Algeria, which included talks with President Houari Boumedienne.

    Leaders from various African liberation movements listened as Mr. Cabral told of the establishment of the all-African assembly in "liberated regions" of Guinea-Bissao later this year or early in 1973. He said the main task of the Guinea-Bissao assembly would be to proclaim the country an independent state and set up an executive "council of state." This, he said, was a first step towards declaring the Portuguese territory an independent stats.

    M. Cabral displayed books prepared by the United Nations Children's Organisation for use in "liberated areas." In addition to educational changes, M. Cabral said elections were currently underway in Guinea-Bissao to elect representatives to fifteen "regional councils."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WEE0U871SUWFNSDHGARAPYYK
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WEE0U871SUWFNSDHGARAPYYK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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