• Short Summary

    As the fighting intensifies around the capital of Chad, N'Djamena, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has started to evacuate foreign residents and diplomats.

  • Description

    1.
    GVs OF OAU vehicles being loaded on rafts and being transported across river. (5 SHOTS)
    0.31

    2.
    SV OF People watching.
    0.33

    3.
    GV Truck being loaded on raft
    0.40

    4.
    SV Officials shaking hands by river
    0.46

    5.
    GV More vehicles being loaded and same official walking around shaking hands. (2 SHOTS)
    1.09

    6.
    CU UNICEF badge on vehicle.
    1.11

    7.
    GV OF Loaded raft leaving.
    1.15




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    Background: As the fighting intensifies around the capital of Chad, N'Djamena, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) has started to evacuate foreign residents and diplomats. Rebel troops under the command of former Defence Minister Hissene Habre who are opposed to Chadian President Goukouni Oueddei's transitional government are now reported to be very close to N'Djamena. Unconfirmed reports from the battlefront suggest that Ati, one of Chad's major provincial towns in the centre of the country, may already be in rebel hands. Troops from Senegal, Zaire, and Nigeria who make up the 3,500 strong African peacekeeping force helped the foreign residents and diplomats to load their belongings unto rafts which then took them on the Chari River towards Cameroun. President Goukouni has accused the OAU of working against the government of national unity. He recently returned from a visit to Libya, whose troops were withdrawn from Chad in November 1981 at President Goukouni's request, but Libya has confirmed its intentions of not intervening in Chad's internal conflict.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA837F8F29M1P6FIAUPC82U7PL6
    Media URN:
    VLVA837F8F29M1P6FIAUPC82U7PL6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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