• Short Summary

    The South West African People's Organisation, known as SWAPO, has called for the renegotiation of Western proposals for the independence of Namibia (South West Africa).

  • Description

    The South West African People's Organisation, known as SWAPO, has called for the renegotiation of Western proposals for the independence of Namibia (South West Africa). In an address to the United Nations General Assembly last Friday (28 April), the President of SWAPO, Mr. Sam Nujoma, objected on several counts to the Western plan which had won acceptance from South Africa earlier in the week. He insisted that South Africa should take a subordinate role to the United Nations during Namibia's transition to independence. Western sources have said this response by SWAPO may ruin the initiative and cause South Africa to grant independence to Namibia on the basis of ethnic divisions, which would be unacceptable to the United Nations.

    SYNOPSIS: Because of the possibility of a failed initiative, Mr. Nujoma has been under pressure to moderate his objections. But he told the Genera Assembly of his concern.

    Soviet delegate Mr. Yury Fokine spoke in support:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7YUIOSSYU2IWTNU428S1MKQTO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YUIOSSYU2IWTNU428S1MKQTO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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