• Short Summary

    THE AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE, WHICH OPENED IN ADDIS ABABA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), TODAY GOT DOWN TO THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF DISCUSSING GREATER UNITY AND COLONIALISM.

  • Description

    THE AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE, WHICH OPENED IN ADDIS ABABA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), TODAY GOT DOWN TO THE SERIOUS BUSINESS OF DISCUSSING GREATER UNITY AND COLONIALISM.MR.MILTON OBOTE, UGANDA'S PRIME MINISTER, OFFERED HIS COUNTRY AS AN ANTI-COLONIAL TRAINING GROUND FOR AFRICAN "LIBERATION FORCES."
    FILM SHOWS FOUR OF THE 31 HEADS OF STATE ARRIVING AT ADDIS ABABA AIRPORT ON TUESDAY FOR THE CONFERENCE.THEY ARE: PRESIDENT SEKOU TOURE, OF GUINEA, WHOSE COUNTRY THIS WEEK REINSTATED TIES WITH FRANCE AFTER RELYING ON RUSSIA FOR AID; PRESIDENT HABIB BOURGUIBA, OF TUNISIA; SIR ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA, THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN PRIME MINISTER; AND PRESIDENT JULIUS NYERERE, OF TANGANYIKA.EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, OF ETHIOPIA, WAS ON HAND TO WELCOME THEM.

    WITH HALF THE SCHEDULED FOUR-DAY MEETING ALREADY OVER, THE LEADERS ARE HAVING TO WORK AGAINST THE CLOCK TO GET THROUGH THE AGENDA.ETHIOPIAN OFFICIALS TONIGHT BEGAN SOUNDING OUT LEADERS ON THE POSSIBILITY OF EXTENDING THE CONFERENCE TO SUNDAY.

    HEADS OF STATE WHO SPOKE YESTERDAY AND TODAY APPEARED DIVIDED ON THE CRUCIAL ISSUE OF AN ALL-AFRICAN CHARTER INTENDED TO GIVE SUBSTANCE TO THEIR UNANIMOUSLY DECLARED AIM -- AFRICAN UNITY.EMPEROR SELASSIE AND PRESIDENT TOURE BOTH CALLED ON THE CONFERENCE TO AGREE ON A CHARTER BEFORE ADJOURNING.PRESIDENT TOURE ALSO APPEALED FOR THE CONTINENT TO BE GIVEN A SINGLE ALL-AFRICA ORGANISATION AND A PERMANENT SECRETARIAT.HE URGED A DEADLINE FOR DECOLONISATION IN THE CONTINENT.

    PRESIDENT BOURGUIBA, HOWEVER, WARNED THE CONFERENCE AGAINST HASTY IMPROVISATION OF UNITY, WHICH, HE SAID, COULD NOT BE IMPOSED BY FORCE OR SUBMISSION TO A SUPREME WILL.

    THE 31 LEADERS REPRESENT 250-MILLION PEOPLE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6H2GCU1SJXDFZG72VVU8G8T9Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA6H2GCU1SJXDFZG72VVU8G8T9Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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