• Short Summary

    The nine-year-old East African Community -- which comprises Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and was once the closest of all regional groupings on the continent -- is undergoing a severe crisis.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Nairobi skyline
    0.08

    2.
    GV Community building
    0.13

    3.
    SV INTERIOR Mr. Kibaki (left) and Mr. Etiang talking
    0.26

    4.
    SCU PAN Captain Mohamed
    0.30

    5.
    SV Mr. Onyonka (left) and Mr. Kibaki
    0.35

    6.
    SV Mr. Kiingi (left) and Captain Mohamed
    0.38

    7.
    SV Mr. Mtei, Secretary-General
    0.45

    8.
    SV Captain Mohamed (left)
    0.46

    9.
    SV East African Community Council
    0.51

    10.
    SV Major Al-Noor Kassan (seated left) talking to official
    1.05

    11.
    SV Mr. Jamal (left) and Mr. Tandau (2 shots)
    1.18

    12.
    SV Mr. Kiingi (left) and Captain Mohamed
    1.22

    13.
    SV Mr. Kibaki (left) and Mr. Onyonka
    1.26

    14.
    CU Mr. Robert Ouko
    1.30

    15.
    GV PAN Meeting
    1.42



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The nine-year-old East African Community -- which comprises Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and was once the closest of all regional groupings on the continent -- is undergoing a severe crisis.

    SYNOPSIS: Representatives of the three countries met in Nairobi on Wednesday (15 December) to discuss the financial status of East African Airways. According to reports the airline may not survive another week be cause of debts.

    The officials reviewed the financial position of the airline and of the East African harbours, post and telecommunications and railways. However, they did not discuss any possible break-up of the Community according to official sources in Kenya's capital.

    Meanwhile Kenya has made a new attack on Tanzania in their war of words over the East African Community. In its second attack in just over a week, Nairobi accused the Dares Salaam government of repeated violations of the Community treaty. An official statement on the subject said that Tanzania was using the Community for its own interest. Tanzania in turn accused Kenya of "anti-East African activities".

    As the row continues - representatives of the three counties are trying to agree upon the future of East African Airways. According to reports from the meeting in Nairobi, the airline will break up unless Tanzania and Uganda immediately pay their debts to the Kenyan headquarters.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA768MVI6JF4UDV2BZ7U6CU10E6
    Media URN:
    VLVA768MVI6JF4UDV2BZ7U6CU10E6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/12/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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