• Short Summary

    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD ITS THIRD MEETING OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT IN ACCRA, CAPITAL OF GHANA, ON OCTOBER 21.

  • Description

    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY IS SCHEDULED TO HOLD ITS THIRD MEETING OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT IN ACCRA, CAPITAL OF GHANA, ON OCTOBER 21.

    HOWEVER, AS ONLY 20 OUT OF 36 AFRICAN STATES HAVE AGREED TO ATTEND, AND ORGANISATION RULES REQUIRE THE CONSENT OF A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY, DOUBTS THAT THE MEETING WILL IN FACT TAKE PLACE ARE HELD IN SOME QUARTERS.

    MEANWHILE, WORK CONTINUES IN ACCRA TO PREPARE THE CONFERENCE SITE.

    THE ORGANISATION, FORMED IN 1963, IS PLANNING FOR DEFENCE CO-OPERATION, ECONOMIC, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL PROGRESS AND THE ELIMINATION OF COLONIALISM FROM AFRICA.

    LAST MAY, A MEETING OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN STATES (O.C.A.M.) DECIDED NOT TO ATTEND THE ACCRA MEETING BECAUSE FOUR OF THESE NATIONS CLAIMED GHANA WAS BACKING SUBVERSION IN THEIR COUNTRIES.

    GHANA'S PRESIDENT NKRUMAH RECENTLY PROMISED TO REMOVE GROUPS OF EMIGRES FROM EX-FRENCH REPUBLICS, BUT PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY, OF THE IVORY COAST STATED LAST WEEK THAT THIS HAD NOT BEEN DONE.

    IN ANY CASE, ACCRA IS BEING BEAUTIFIED FOR THE CONFERENCE. A WELCOME ARCH HAS BEEN BUILT NEAR THE AIRPORT AND NEW LAWNS PLANTED NEAR THE CONFERENCE SITE.

    A COLUMN ERECTED TO SYMBOLISE AFRICAN UNITY HAS BEEN EXTENDED FROM 70 TO 100 FEET BY SPECIAL ORDER OF PRESIDENT NKRUMAH.

    ROADS AROUND THE O.A.U. BUILDING AND THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT ARE ALSO BEING PUT INTO FIRST-CLASS ORDER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6WOWDENKBDZAJ80WSDVYNI4WY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6WOWDENKBDZAJ80WSDVYNI4WY
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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