• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA PAID A BRIEF VISIT TO GHANA LAST WEEK WHILE ON HIS WAY TO NIGERIA TO JOIN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) CONSULTATIVE MISSION ON THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT.

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    PRESIDENT TUBMAN OF LIBERIA PAID A BRIEF VISIT TO GHANA LAST WEEK WHILE ON HIS WAY TO NIGERIA TO JOIN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) CONSULTATIVE MISSION ON THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT. WHILE THE LIBERIAN PRESIDENT WAS IN GHANA IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE MISSION HAD POSTPONED ITS VISIT TO NIGERIA AND THE FOLLOWING DAY MR. TUBMAN FLEW HOME FROM ACCRA AIRPORT.

    THE LIBERIAN PRESIDENT ARRIVED AT TEMA BY SEA. HE WAS WELCOMED ABOARD THE SHIP BY THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MR. HARLLEY, WHO IS VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (NLC). LATER MR. HARLLEY INTRODUCED OTHER MEMBERS OF THE N.L.C. TO PRESIDENT TUBMAN.

    AFTER THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS OF GHANA AND LIBERIA HAD BEEN PLAYED, PRESIDENT TUBMAN WAS INVITED TO INSPECT A GUARD OF HONOUR FORMED BY THE GHANA NAVAL GUARDS. THEN HE MET MEMBERS OF THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS WHO WERE THERE TO MEET HIM.

    LATER PRESIDENT TUBMAN DROVE TO THE STATE HOUSE WHERE HE STAYED OVERNIGHT.

    HAVING LEARNED OF THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE MISSION'S VISIT TO NIGERIA, PRESIDENT TUBMAN FLEW HOME THE FOLLOWING DAY FROM ACCRA. SEVERAL MEMBERS OF N.L.C. ACCOMPANIED PRESIDENT TUBMAN TO HIS PLANE. AT THE AIRPORT THE PRESIDENT TOLD NEWSMEN THAT HE WOULD BE HAPPY IF THE FALL OF ENUGU, THE CAPITAL OF THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION, WOULD END THE REBELLION IN NIGERIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4YQFWGVBENB1CMGQW0H29VE0U
    Media URN:
    VLVA4YQFWGVBENB1CMGQW0H29VE0U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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