• Short Summary

    THE SIXTH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY OPENED AT AFRICA HALL IN ADDIS ABABA TODAY (MONDAY).

  • Description

    THE SIXTH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY OPENED AT AFRICA HALL IN ADDIS ABABA TODAY (MONDAY). THE OPENING SESSION, ADDRESSED BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA, LASTED ONLY 25 MINUTES BEFORE DELEGATION HEAD ADJOURNED TO DISCUSS THE QUESTION OF GHANA'S REPRESENTATION.

    A GHANAIAN DELEGATION REPRESENTING THE NEW COUNCIL OF LIBERATION COMMITTEE WAS THE FOCUS OF ATTENTION IN THE CONFERENCE HALL. NO ONE CLAIMING TO REPRESENT GHANA'S OUSTED PRESIDENT KWAME NKRUMAH ATTENDED THE OPENING MEETING.

    GHANA'S FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. ALEX QUAISON-SACKEY, WAS REPORTED TO BE ON HIS WAY TO THE CONFERENCE BUT HE WAS NOT ON THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES JET HE WAS EXPECTED TO TAKE FROM FRANKFURT TO ADDIS ABABA TONIGHT.

    THE MAIN ISSUE BEFORE THE CONFERENCE WILL BE THAT ACTION SHOULD BE TAKEN AGAINST MR. IAN SMITH'S BREAKAWAY REGIME IN RHODESIA. IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE RECALLED THE ORGANISATION'S EXTRAORDINARY MEETING ON RHODESIA IN DECEMBER. HE SAID HE WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT THE AFRICAN MEMBER COUNTRIES HAD NOT ACTED UNANIMOUSLY ON RHODESIA SINCE THEN.

    IT IS A BUSY TIME IN ADDIS ABABA. WHILE THE AFRICAN MEETING GOES ON, BULGARIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION IS BEING HELD IN THE CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7EG8PI0DARXSWLXH3BL2XYKJQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7EG8PI0DARXSWLXH3BL2XYKJQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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