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    Ghanaian Ambassador E.T. Turckim opened the four-day meeting of the refugee committee of the Organisation?

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    Ghanaian Ambassador E.T. Turckim opened the four-day meeting of the refugee committee of the Organisation of African Unity Monday (December 18) in Addis Ababa.

    The delegates, from ten African nations, were meeting to discuss the situation of African refugees, problems in job placement and education and legal protection for refugees.

    Delegates represented Zaire, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon and Senegal.

    SYNOPSIS: Delegates from ten African states met Monday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a four-day conference of the refugee committee of the Organisation for African Unity. Formed in 1967, the committee was to discuss problems of employment and education for African refugees.

    The conference was opened by E.T. Turckim, the Ghanaian Ambassador. The conference was to consider a report from the co-ordinating committee on placement and education of African refugees. It urged members of OAU to create employment opportunities, vocational training schemes and scholarships for refugees.

    Nzo Ekangaki of Cameroon, the OAU Secretary-General, said such a programme was meant to improve refugees' lives but also to pave the way for eventual repatriation. Delegates represented Zaire, Uganda, Sudan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Burundi, Cameroon and Senegal.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5GZKKBF7M639VEO4V5ZQ5ORJ0
    Media URN:
    VLVA5GZKKBF7M639VEO4V5ZQ5ORJ0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
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    N/A

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