• Short Summary

    FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN LEADERS HAVE SUPPORTED A PLEA BY M.MOISE TSHOMBE, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC?

  • Description

    FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICAN LEADERS HAVE SUPPORTED A PLEA BY M.MOISE TSHOMBE, PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO, FOR AID TO HELP BRING ABOUT A NATIONAL RECONCILIATION.THE CALL CAME IN A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AFTER A SUMMIT CONFERENCE ATTENDED BY 12 PRESIDENTS AND M.GERMAIN BICOUMAT, FOREIGN MINISTER OF THE CONGO REPUBLIC (BRAZZAVILLE) WHICH ENDED ON FRIDAY IN NOUAKCHOTT.

    THE TWO DAY MEETING RESULTED IN THE SETTING UP OF A NEW ORGANISATION BY AFRICA'S FRENCH SPEAKING STATES SOUTH OF THE SAHARA.IT WILL BE KNOWN AS THE JOINT AFRO-MALAGASY ORGANISATION, AND REPLACES TWO FORMER GROUPS, THE AFRO-MALAGASY UNION, AND THE AFRO-MALAGASY UNION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION.

    UNLIKE THE TWO EARLIER ORGANISATIONS, THE NEW ORGANISATION WILL BIND ITS MEMBERS POLITICALLY AS WELL AS ECONOMICALLY, THUS EXTENDING THE SCOPE OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE EARLIER GROUPINGS.

    DURING THE CONFERENCE DELEGATES SPOKE OUT STRONGLY AGAINST WHAT THEY DESCRIBED AS 'SUBVERSION' AND CONDEMNED THE ACTIVITIES OF A NUMBER OF AFRICAN STATES, NAMING GHANA AS ONE CENTRE OF SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITY.THEY ALSO CONDEMNED THE SETTING-UP OF TRAINING CAMPS AND STATED THAT THEY WOULD TAKE THIS PROBLEM BEFORE THE ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY.

    AT THE CLOSE OF THE CONFERENCE, PRESIDENT TSIRANANA OF MALAGASY SAID: "NO LONGER WILL WE BE THE SHY ONES OF AFRICA".OBSERVERS SAID HIS COMMENT REFLECTED THE TOUGH TONE OF THE COMMUNIQUE ON SUBVERSION AND THE STILL UNSOLVED CONGO PROBLEM.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9VCGNRF3FOQ5QUS5AGKV21EA7
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VCGNRF3FOQ5QUS5AGKV21EA7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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