• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The United States has been accused this week of sabotaging settlement efforts in Namibia (South West Africa).

  • Description

    1.
    CU Sam Nujoma speaking
    1.09

    2.
    GV Newsmen
    1.14

    3.
    CU Nujoma listening
    1.18

    4.
    SV Nujoma speaking as colleague listens
    1.47

    5.
    SV Nkomo watching as Nujomo boards aircraft and turns to wave
    2.03


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 1: NUJOMA: "South Africa walked out of the pre-implementation conference in Geneva; she refused to sign a ceasefire, and she said that it was premature for her to sign the ceasefire... so there is no negotiations going on. As to the question of the Reagan administration, I think so far as we know the Reagan administration is actively undermining the United Nations' efforts and in fact sabotaging the implementation of Security Council Resolution 435 after it has exercised vetoes together with the other Western permanent members of the Security Council, so therefore there is no progress. The only effective way in which we will lead our people to genuine freedom and independence, as it stands now, is the intensification of the armed liberation struggle."



    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    SEQ. 4: NUJOMA: "Well as Zimbabwe is a member of the front-line states, OAU and the United Nations, and non-aligned movement, they certainly will continue to play a very positive role in support of the struggle for the Iow people. So therefore we are confident that Zimbabwe's independence has added strength to the front-line states."





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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: INTRODUCTION: The United States has been accused this week of sabotaging settlement efforts in Namibia (South West Africa). The charge was made by guerrilla leader Sam Nujoma on Monday (8 June) during a visit to Zimbabwe. He said that South Africa's refusal to negotiate, coupled with American efforts to undermine United Nations' plans, left his South West African Peoples' Organisation (SWAPO) with no alternative but to intensify the war. Mr. Nujoma explained the guerrilla group's viewpoint at a news conference in Salisbury.....

    Mr. Nujoma's visit aimed to show solidarity between SWAPO and Zimbabwe and he spoke about the part his host country could play.

    Minister without Portfolio Joshua Nkomo saw Mr. Nujoma off at the airport. The SWAPO leader was lauded throughout his week-long visit as a hero of the African nationalist movement. His destination after Salisbury was another front-line state -- Zambia.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7AOHGN5ZM92SEKZ1A2DBG0UKF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7AOHGN5ZM92SEKZ1A2DBG0UKF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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