• Short Summary

    FULL-SCALE NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT ENDING THE CIVIL WAR IN NIGERIA ARE NOW SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN ADDIS ABABA, AFTER TALKS BETWEEN BIAFRAN AND NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVES IN NIAMEY, THE CAPITAL OF NIGER.

  • Description

    FULL-SCALE NEGOTIATIONS AIMED AT ENDING THE CIVIL WAR IN NIGERIA ARE NOW SCHEDULED TO BE HELD IN ADDIS ABABA, AFTER TALKS BETWEEN BIAFRAN AND NIGERIAN REPRESENTATIVES IN NIAMEY, THE CAPITAL OF NIGER.

    THE TALKS WERE HELD IN THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE ORGANIZATION OF NIGER, HAMANI DIORI.

    PRESIDENT DIORI WAS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF THE TALKS BY THE O.A.U. CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE. THE FEDERAL NIGERIAN LEADER, MAJOR-GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON, HAS REJECTED THE IDEA OF AN INTERNATIONAL POLICE FORCE IN THE COUNTRY, ON THE GROUNDS THAT IT WOULD BRING FALSE HOPE TO THE SECESSIONISTS.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, BIAFRA HAS STATED THAT THE CLEARING OF A MERCY CORRIDOR -- AS SUGGESTED BY PRESIDENT DIORI - WOULD PROVIDE AN EASY ROUTE FOR A BIG FEDERAL PUSH INTO THE SECESSIONIST HEARTLAND. OBSERVERS IN NIAMEY SAID THAT UNLESS THESE ISSUES WERE SETTLED, THE CHANCES OF SUCCESS IN ADDIS ABABA REMAINED IN THE BALANCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6J909KKQ4VR7S3UMCYYBWNUMY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6J909KKQ4VR7S3UMCYYBWNUMY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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