The Ninth Anniversary of the Signing of the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity (O.
The Ninth Anniversary of the Signing of the Charter of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U.), known as African Liberation Day, was marked by several celebrations and activities in Ghana last week.
On Thursday (25 May), a peaceful demonstration organised by the National Committee on African Liberation was the main event. The demonstration was in support of the African Freedom Movement, and petitions were presented to the British High Commissioner and the U.S. Ambassador in Ghana, after the 500 demonstration participants marched to the embassies of Britain and the U.S.
The demonstrators were protesting against Britain's policy towards Rhodesia and the external foreign interests in countries such as Rhodesia, South Africa, Namibia, Angola and Mozambique.
The protest against the U.S. was directed mainly at the U.S. government's decision to purchase chrome and other metals from Rhodesia.