A meeting of officials of eight independent African nations, that begun on 14th April, is an unprecedented point in the history of the African continent.
A meeting of officials of eight independent African nations, that begun on 14th April, is an unprecedented point in the history of the African continent. The various representatives are to discuss a whole range of subjects, including inter-African trade and relations, and from the context of a speech by Dr. Nkrumah, Prime Minister of Ghana, welcoming the delegates, it would seem that the matter of African countries under the rule of foreign powers will be touched on.
Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) are represented for the Accra conference. The Ethiopian delegation is headed by Prince Sahle Selassie, that of Ghana by Dr. Nkrumah, that of Liberia by President Tubman, and the others by the Foreign Ministers.
The conference will probably last for seven to eight days, the first and the final sessions being held in public.
The conference has one wall decorated with a map of the African continent with flags marking the countries sending delegates to the meeting. The enthusiasm of the Ghana Government is such that several streets in the capital have been renamed, the names of the countries attending the conference being substituted in many instances.
In the Parliament building, here the delegates will meet, committee rooms and offices have been allocated for the representatives.