• Short Summary

    Ethiopia's leader Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam, currently chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), is opened the 1984 Council of Ministers; session on February 27 in Addis Ababa's Africa Hall.

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    GV Africa Hall, Addis Ababa.
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    GV PAN Delegates in hall.
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    CU OAU Chairman Mengistu Haile Mariam speaking to conference. (SOT)
    0.57

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    SV Delegates (Chad, Mozambique) listening.
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    CUs Egyptian, Madagascar, Djibouti, Mali, Angola, Benin delegates (3 SHOTS)
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    GV PAN HALL interior with delegates listening.
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    Background: Ethiopia's leader Colonel Mengistu Haile Mariam, currently chairman of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), is opened the 1984 Council of Ministers; session on February 27 in Addis Ababa's Africa Hall. Delegates from the member states heard Mengistu call for peaceful solutions to the continent's disputes. Chief among these are the continuing conflicts between Eritrean rebels and Ethiopia's central government, and the long-running internecine war between Chad's President Hissene Habre and the man he ousted, Goukouni Oueddei. For the first time in two years, the OAU ministers met without the threat of the Western Sahara dispute disrupting their deliberations. The Polisario Front, which has fought Morocco for Western Saharan independence since 1976, announced it would not participate in the Addis Ababa meetings. The OAU talks, scheduled to end on March 7, are expected to be dominated by talks about a new budget and a debate concerning millions of dollars in membership arrears owed by several member states.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6UEUS99FGR0Z52A203OEIVGJQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA6UEUS99FGR0Z52A203OEIVGJQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/03/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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