• Short Summary

    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) FOREIGN MINISTERS DECIDED TONIGHT (FRIDAY) THAT IF BRITAIN DOES NOT CRUSH THE BREAKAWAY RHODESIAN REGIME BEFORE DECEMBER 15TH, ALL OAU MEMBER-STATES WOULD BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN.

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    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) FOREIGN MINISTERS DECIDED TONIGHT (FRIDAY) THAT IF BRITAIN DOES NOT CRUSH THE BREAKAWAY RHODESIAN REGIME BEFORE DECEMBER 15TH, ALL OAU MEMBER-STATES WOULD BREAK OFF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN.

    MINISTERS FROM 35 AFRICAN STATES ARRIVED AT ADDIS ABABA AIRPORT YESTERDAY FOR THE CONFERENCE ON RHODESIA. ETHIOPIA'S EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE WAS THE MAIN SPEAKER AT THE OPENING SESSION AFTER WHICH THE CONFERENCE WENT INTO SECRET SESSIONS.

    AFTER THE SECRET SESSIONS TONIGHT, MR DIALLO TELLI, SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE OAU ANNOUNCED THE THREAT TO BREAK OFF RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN IF SHE HAD NOT "CRUSHED THE REBELLION AND PREPARED FOR A MAJORITY GOVERNMENT" BY THE DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 15TH.

    MR TELLI SAID THAT SO FAR THE CONFERENCE HAD MADE SEVERAL DECISIONS ALL AIMED AT BRINGING THE DOWNFALL OF THE REBEL RHODESIAN REGIME. THESE CONCERNED AN IMMEDIATE AND COMPLETE BLOCKADE OF RHODESIA AND AN APPEAL TO ALL COUNTRIES TO REFUSE OIL AND FUEL SUPPLIES TO RHODESIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LC663AHQNCU967N3SX799T0B
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LC663AHQNCU967N3SX799T0B
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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