The new Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) committed himself to fighting colonialism in Africa at his signing-in ceremony on Monday (2 September).
GV Mr. Mboumoua (no???sg) entering conference room
CU Mr. Mboumoua (right) talking to Mr. Ekangaki
MV Lelegates seated
CU Mr. Ekangaki speaking
CU & GV Delegates applaud (3 shots)
CU Mr. Mboumoua speaking
GV Delegates applaud
GV Ekangaki and Mboumoua signing documents
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Background: The new Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) committed himself to fighting colonialism in Africa at his signing-in ceremony on Monday (2 September).
Mr. Eteki Mboumoua, who's 40, was speaking at the OAU headquarters in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, after taking over the position from out-going Secretary-General, Mr. Nzo Ekangaki.
Mr. Mboumoua said he would take up the role of the "daring promoter" of the ideals of Africa and would make every effort to be an "unscrupulous implementer". He said he would act as "both militant and humanist" to see that Africa's "sacred objectives" were attained through total commitment and sacrifice.
The official exchange of office was attended by members of the African diplomatic corps in Addis Ababa and other senior members of OAU.
The installing of a new Secretary-General was not due to take place until 1976. But Mr. Ekangaki resigned in June for personal reasons.
Both the new and out-going Secretary-Generals are from Cameroun, where they had wide experience in political and cultural affairs.