• Short Summary

    CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, THE LEADER OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL DELEGATION TO THE PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA, WALKED OUT OF THE TALKS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 12), AFTER REPORTEDLY TELLING THE BIAFRAN DELEGATION THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD NEVER ACCEPT ANY DEMAND FOR SOVEREIGNTY OR INDEPENDENCE.

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    CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, THE LEADER OF THE NIGERIAN FEDERAL DELEGATION TO THE PEACE TALKS IN ADDIS ABABA, WALKED OUT OF THE TALKS ON MONDAY (AUGUST 12), AFTER REPORTEDLY TELLING THE BIAFRAN DELEGATION THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD NEVER ACCEPT ANY DEMAND FOR SOVEREIGNTY OR INDEPENDENCE. CHIEF ENAHORO RETURNED TO LAGOS, FOR CONSULTATIONS WITH HIS GOVERNMENT AND, TODAY (WEDNESDAY), THE TALKS RESUMED WITHOUT HIM.

    THE BIAFRAN DELEGATION, LED BY PROFESSOR ENI NJOKU, WAS THE FIRST TO LEAVE THE CONFERENCE HALL, EVEN PRECEDING EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, WHO HAS BEEN ACTING AS CHAIRMAN OF THE CONFERENCE. THE EMPEROR HAS BEEN TOILING BEHIND THE SCENES AND HAS SEVERAL TIMES HELD SEPARATE MEETINGS WITH THE TWO DELEGATIONS IN AN ATTEMPT TO FIND A MEASURE OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN THEM.

    IN A STATEMENT FROM LAGOS YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REJECTED BIAFRA'S PEACE PROPOSALS AS "TOTALLY UNREALISTIC". IT SAID THAT CHIEF ENAHORO HAD TOLD THE PEACE CONFERENCE THAT ANY PROPOSALS NOT ACCEPTING THE UNITY AND INTEGRITY OF NIGERIA AS A STARTING POINT WERE TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE.

    A PLAN, PUT FORWARD BY THE BIAFRAN DELEGATION LAST FRIDAY (12 AUGUST), CALLED FOR THE ACCEPTANCE OF BIAFRA AS A SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE, IMMEDIATE CESSATION OF THE FIGHTING AND THE REMOVAL OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S ECONOMIC BLOCKADE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6KTMC8HOWWCCMM5J3ZZXMZOQM
    Media URN:
    VLVA6KTMC8HOWWCCMM5J3ZZXMZOQM
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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