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    SOME 20 HEADS OF STATE OR HEADS OF GOVERNMENT FROM INDEPENDENT AFRICAN COUNTRIES ASSEMBLED IN THE NATIONAL HALL, LAGOS, NIGERIA, JANUARY 25, FOR THE OPENING SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF AFRICAN STATES.

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    SOME 20 HEADS OF STATE OR HEADS OF GOVERNMENT FROM INDEPENDENT AFRICAN COUNTRIES ASSEMBLED IN THE NATIONAL HALL, LAGOS, NIGERIA, JANUARY 25, FOR THE OPENING SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF AFRICAN STATES.DR.AZIKWE, GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF NIGERIA, WELCOMED THE DISTINGUISHED DELEGATES, AND WENT ON TO ATTACK THE FIVE STATES WHICH MAKE UP THE CASABLANCA GROUP, GHANA, GUINEA, MALI, MOROCCO AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC - WHO ARE BOYCOTTING THE CONFERENCE, THEY SAY, BECAUSE THE ALGERIAN PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT WAS NOT INVITED.

    HE DECLARED THAT A "BASIC IDEOLOGICAL DIFFERENCE" EXISTED BETWEEN THE "CASABLANCA GROUP" AND THE "MONROVIA GROUP", WHICH INCLUDES ALL THE SPONSORS OF THE LAGOS CONFERENCE, WAS FORMED IN THE LIBERIAN CAPITAL LAST MAY.THE "CASABLANCA GROUP" GREW OUT OF THE CONFERENCE IN CASABLANCA, MOROCCO, LAST YEAR.

    REPLYING TO DR.AZIKWE, THE EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OR ETHIOPIA SAID THAT THE GULF BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS WAS NOT AS WIDE AS IT SEEMED.EXPRESSING REGRET AT THE ABSENCE OF THE FIVE STATES, HE APPEALED TO THOSE PRESENT TO SET UP A COMMITTEE TO WHICH THE "CASABLANCA GROUP" MIGHT BE INVITED.HE ALSO PROPOSED, AS ETHIOPIA HAD ALREADY PROPOSED IN THE UNITED NATIONS, THE SETTING UP OF AN ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN STATES.

    THE CONFERENCE, WHICH HAD BEEN PRECEDED BY A MEETING OF AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTERS IN LAGOS, IS SCHEDULED TO END ON JANUARY 30.AMONG MANY OTHER ITEMS OF MUTUAL INTEREST, THEY WILL DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF AN AFRICAN COMMON MARKET, AND THE PROBLEMS OF AFRICAN ASSOCIATION WITH THE EUROPEAN COMMON MARKET.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65AYQSEEWU5J1AUBB2JW7AK60
    Media URN:
    VLVA65AYQSEEWU5J1AUBB2JW7AK60
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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