• Short Summary

    THE QUESTION OF GHANA'S REPRESENTATION AT THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S (OAU) SIXTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE DELAYED ITS OPENING FOR 45 MINTED IN ADDIS ABABA YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE QUESTION OF GHANA'S REPRESENTATION AT THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S (OAU) SIXTH MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE DELAYED ITS OPENING FOR 45 MINTED IN ADDIS ABABA YESTERDAY (MONDAY). WHEN THE OPENING SESSION DID BEGIN, THE GHANA SEAT WAS FILLED BY MR. E. T. K. SEDDOH, REPRESENTING THE NEW LEADERSHIP IN GHANA.

    THE CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY) GAVE OVERWHELMING SUPPORTER TO THE SEATING OF MR. SEDDOH. BUT AFTER THE VOTE HAD BEEN TAKEN THE CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN, MR. ATO KETAMA YIFRU, FOREIGN MINISTER OF ETHIOPIA, POINTED OUT THAT THE PRESENCE OF ANY DELEGATION AT THE COUNCIL'S DELIBERATIONS DID NOT INVOLVE RECOGNITION OR NON-RECOGNITION BY MEMBER STATES OF THE GOVERNMENT REPRESENTED BY SUCH A DELEGATION.

    MALI, GUINEA, TANZANIA AND THE CONGO (BRAZZAVILLE) TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO CHALLENGE THE CREDENTIALS OF THE GHANA DELEGATION -- AND WHEN THE VOTE HAD BEEN TAKEN MR. OUSMANE BA, FOREIGN MINISTER OF MALI, ROSE TO RESIGN THE POST OF FIRST VICE-CHAIRMAN TO WHICH HE HAD BEEN ELECTED ONLY TWO HOURS EARLIER.

    EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OPENED THE CONFERENCE WITH AN IMPORTANT SPEECH DISCUSSING THE QUESTION OF RHODESIA. HE TOLD DELEGATES THAT ETHIOPIA WOULD SUPPORT ANY DECISION THE O. A. U. MEMBER STATES MIGHT COLLECTIVELY CONSIDER WOULD HELP BRING A SOLUTION TO THE QUESTION OF RHODESIA. REFERRING TO AN EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF THE O. A. U. CALLED LAST DECEMBER TO DISCUSS RHODESIA, THE EMPEROR POINTED OUT THAT IT HAD BEEN AGREED THAT DECISION TAKES IN THE NAME OF THE ORGANISATION COULD ONLY BE EFFECTIVE IF THEY WERE IMPLEMENTED BY ALL MEMBER STATES. "UNFORTUNATELY," SAID THE EMPEROR, "SUCH UNANIMITY DID NOT MATERIALISE SOON AFTER YOUR DECISION ON RHODESIA WAS ANNOUNCED."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5OYXA9X5RBFGUXWLFS7SSGUQW
    Media URN:
    VLVA5OYXA9X5RBFGUXWLFS7SSGUQW
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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