• Short Summary

    THE SEASIDE CONFERENCE TOWN OF CLUB DES PINS--12 MILES (20KMS) WEST OF ALGIERS--BECOMES THE FOCAL POINT OF AFRICA ON SEPTEMBER 13, THE FIRST DAY OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT MEETING.

  • Description

    THE SEASIDE CONFERENCE TOWN OF CLUB DES PINS--12 MILES (20KMS) WEST OF ALGIERS--BECOMES THE FOCAL POINT OF AFRICA ON SEPTEMBER 13, THE FIRST DAY OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT MEETING. MORE THAN 20 AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE, AS WELL AS THE UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY GENERAL U THANT, ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE SUMMIT.

    THE MINISTERIAL COUNCIL OF THE OAU HAS BEEN MEETING AT THE CONFERENCE CENTRE SINCE SEPTEMBER 5, AND ARE BUSY ADOPTING AN AGENDA FOR THE SUMMIT.

    AMONG THE MAIN MATTERS WHICH ARE LIKELY TO BE DISCUSSED ARE: RHODESIA, DECOLONISATION, APARTHEID AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION.

    THE QUESTION OF THE FUTURE OF MOISE TSHOMBE, FORMER CONGO-KINSHASA PREMIER, IS LIKELY TO BE RAISED AT THE SUMMIT. MONSIEUR TSHOMBE HAS BEEN HELD IN ALGERIA SINCE JUNE LAST YEAR WHEN HIS PLANE WAS HIJACKED OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN. THE NIGERIAN CIVIL WAR SHOULD ALSO FIGURE PREDOMINANTLY ON THE AGENDA AND EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA IS TO REPORT TO THE SUMMIT ON THE STATE OF THE WAR AND EFFORTS TO END IT.

    AFRICAN POLITICS WILL BE DISCUSSED IN A ROUND SHAPED ONE THOUSAND 300 SEAT HALL, THE CENTRAL BUILDING OF CLUB DES PINS, WHICH STRETCHES ALONG THE WHITE SANDY BEACHES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA.

    HEADS OF STATE AND MINISTERS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED IN INDIVIDUAL VILLAS USUALLY OCCUPIED BY WEALTHY ALGERIANS AND HOLIDAY MAKERS AT CLUB DES PINS AND THE NEARBY RESORTS OF MORETTI AND ZERALDA.

    THE CLUB DES PINS WAS INITIALLY BUILT FOR AN AFRO-ASIAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE WHICH NEVER TOOK PLACE. THE CONFERENCE, SCHEDULED FOR THE END OF JUNE, 1965, COLLAPSED AFTER FORMER ALGERIAN PRESIDENT AHMED BEN BELLA WAS OUSTED ON JUNE 19, 10 DAYS BEFORE THE OPENING DAY.

    THE CONFERENCE COMPLEX IS PROVIDED WITH ALL FACILITIES INCLUDING RESTAURANTS, CAFETERIAS AND SPACIOUS LOUNGES. AFRICAN DELEGATES WILL BE ABLE TO FOLLOW NEWS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRIES THROUGH THE ARABIC, FRENCH AND ENGLISH SERVICES OF THE ALGERIAN NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAAK50AT4RCTH9DBUBDJRTGEZN
    Media URN:
    VLVAAAK50AT4RCTH9DBUBDJRTGEZN
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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