• Short Summary

    The leader of Angola's three main liberation movements ended three days of talks in Mombasa on Sunday (5 January) with an announcement that they have agreed on a common political platform for their independence negotiations with Portugal
    The constitutional conference is scheduled to open in Portugal on Friday (10 January).

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    The leader of Angola's three main liberation movements ended three days of talks in Mombasa on Sunday (5 January) with an announcement that they have agreed on a common political platform for their independence negotiations with Portugal
    The constitutional conference is scheduled to open in Portugal on Friday (10 January).

    The three Angolan leaders -- Dr. Agostino Neto of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Mr. Holden Roberto of the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) and Dr. Jonas Savimbi of the National Union for the Total Liberation of Angola (UNITA) -- met in Mombasa's State House as the guests of Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta.

    Ideologically far apart, their three movements at times fought each other as well as the Portuguese during their long guerrilla war for independence. But in opening the Mombasa meeting last Friday (3 January), President Kenyatta urged them to put aside their differences in the cause of African unity. There was no suggestion in their announcement of a united front for the independence talks, however, of a permanent merger of the three movements under a unified leadership.

    Conference sources said the three leaders had agreed to propose to Portugal a transitional government consisting of 17 ministers -- five from each of the liberation movements and the other two from Portugal. The Portuguese are reported to favor a 12-member administration, with three ministers from each of the liberation movements and three from Portugal.

    This film includes an announcement of the agreement by Dr. George Sangumba, Foreign Secretary of the UNITA movement and official spokesman for the tripartite talks. A transcript appears below.

    The oil-rich enclave of Cabinda, in the north of Angola, has been the subject of secessionist movement and of claims from neighbouring African states.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA69OZIVVOS62FJKJI46O2BY9I4
    Media URN:
    VLVA69OZIVVOS62FJKJI46O2BY9I4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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