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.
PRESIDENTIAL PALACE; BIAFRAN AND NIGERIAN DELEGATES; PRESIDENT HAMANI DIORI OF NIGER; VARIOUS DELEGATES.
people in the streets of KOSICE different shots of people, CU faces, traffic, etc....newspaperstand, no western paper....CU place were FRANCIS RACOCOZI is buried...panning to the cathedral LS of the cathedral
CU of poster of the house of the KOSICE NATIONAL PROGRAM here on April the 5th 1945 the new czech government was formed. THIS IS ONLY PLACE PEOPLE TOLD ME IF THE MEETING IS GOING TO TAKE IN KOSICE, another shot of the poster panning up to the building
LS of the building...
LS of the opera
and two shots of the russian graves in the middle of the town...
LS of KOSICE (very bad lighting)
another LS of the town
FILMED IN BRATISLAVA..... 3 possibilities were the meeting could take place..poster of the building SLOVENSKA NARODNA RADA...
2 shots of the slovenian national council.....
panning down from a building the central committee of the party (another place to meet)..... or the old city RATHHAUS...panning down to the building... till the end of this roll more shots of people in streets, traffic, LS looking down from the castle to the river danube... etc..
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Background: 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.