• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA FLEW INTO ACCRA, GHANA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GHANAIAN NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (NLC), LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, ON WHAT COULD BE DONE TO BRING PEACE IN NIGERIA.

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    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA FLEW INTO ACCRA, GHANA, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) FOR TALKS WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE GHANAIAN NATIONAL LIBERATION COUNCIL (NLC), LIEUTENANT-GENERAL JOSEPH ANKRAH, ON WHAT COULD BE DONE TO BRING PEACE IN NIGERIA. THE VISITING PRESIDENT, WHO WAS ACCOMPANIED BY CONGO-KINSHASA'S FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. JUSTIN BOMBOKO AND A PARTY OF 52, WAS MET AT ACCRA AIRPORT BY GENERAL ANKRAH.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAID THAT HE AND GENERAL ANKRAH -- BOTH MEMBERS OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) CONSULTATIVE MISSION ON NIGERIA -- WOULD CONSIDER WAYS OF BRINGING THE TWO SIDES IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR TOGETHER FOR PEACE TALKS. MR BOMBOKO RECEIVED A VISIT LAST NIGHT FROM THE NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER IN GHANA, MR VICTOR ADEGOROYE, AND IT'S BELIEVED THEY DISCUSSED THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS IN THE NIGERIAN CRISIS.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU ARRIVED FROM BANGUI, IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, WHERE HE HAD ATTENDED THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THE SECRETARIAT OF THE UNION OF CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES -- A CONFEDERATION FORMED RECENTLY BY CONGO-KINSHASA CHAD AND THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC. LAST NIGHT HE WAS A GUEST AT A BANQUET GIVEN BY GENERAL ANKRAH AT THE GHANAIAN STATE HOUSE. PRESIDENT MOBUTU WILL BE IN GHANA FOR FOUR DAYS.

    (FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAID IN LAGOS YESTERDAY THAT THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT AGREE TO DISCUSS A CEASEFIRE WITH SECESSIONIST BIAFRA BEFORE AGREEMENT WAS REACHED ON OTHER MAIN CONDITIONS TO END THE 10-MONTH-OLD CIVIL WAR. THEY WERE COMMENTING ON A CALL FOR PEACE TALKS WITHIN 48 HOURS BY LIEUTENANT COLONEL OJUKWU, THE BIAFRAN LEADER, WHO ALSO SAID THAT THE FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA SHOULD BE AN IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8BWLATBKMAO0GN3JUPP9CS9EC
    Media URN:
    VLVA8BWLATBKMAO0GN3JUPP9CS9EC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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