The United Nations Special Committee of 24 on Colonialism arrived in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, yesterday (17 May) to hear petitions from up to 10 African liberation movements.
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SV Chairman of 24, Mr. Mestiri, welcomed by Mr Katikaza
SV Other members of party welcomed
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SV Delegates leaving VIP lounge
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Background: The United Nations Special Committee of 24 on Colonialism arrived in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, yesterday (17 May) to hear petitions from up to 10 African liberation movements. The committee has already held meetings in Kinshasa and Lusaka, and is expected to remain in Tanzania for a week.
The committee is headed by Mr M.M. Mestiri, Tunisia's permanent representative at the U.N. He and his colleagues were welcomed at Dar-es-Salaam airport by Mr Matison, the U.N. resident representative there and Mr Katikaza, principal secretary at Tanzania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Also at the airport were representatives of several of the African liberation movements whose views the committee have come to hear. Among these the most important and active is perhaps FRELIMO, the Mozambique liberation Front.
Others include the rival Rhodesian movements. ZANU and ZAPU who have already submitted proposals in Lusaka, SWAPO (the South West African People's Organisation) and the African National Congress from South Africa.
The committee holds its first meeting tomorrow (19 May) at the University College some 5 miles (8 km) from Dar-es-Salaam. All the sessions will be open to the public.