• Short Summary

    The 16th annual conference of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) ended in the Liberian capital of Monrovia last week after a summit beset by disagreements on how the Organisation should handle the continent's major problems.

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    The 16th annual conference of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) ended in the Liberian capital of Monrovia last week after a summit beset by disagreements on how the Organisation should handle the continent's major problems. The Tanzanian-backed invasion of Uganda earlier this year brought strong criticism from the Sudanese President Jaafar Mohamed Nimeiri at the beginning of the conference. The outgoing chairman of the OAU said the invasion had violated the territorial integrity of a member state, and called for strengthening of the Organisation's charter to prevent a repetition. African leaders failed to reach agreement on the Ugandan issue, and after several heated exchanges discussion on the matter was shelved. The Sudanese delegation re-iterated its criticism of Tanzania on Thursday (19 July) when Vice-President and Foreign Affairs Minister, El Rashid El Tahir Bakr called on Ugandans to be given the chance to decide their political and economic future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA65ROKHLK04465L9OZKD8G8052
    Media URN:
    VLVA65ROKHLK04465L9OZKD8G8052
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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