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    One of Kenya's leading churchmen, Canon Burgess Carr, Secretary General of the All-African Conference of Churches, opened an art exhibition in Nairobi on Friday (22 March) to help commemorate the fourteenth anniversary of the Sharpeville shootings in South Africa.

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    One of Kenya's leading churchmen, Canon Burgess Carr, Secretary General of the All-African Conference of Churches, opened an art exhibition in Nairobi on Friday (22 March) to help commemorate the fourteenth anniversary of the Sharpeville shootings in South Africa.

    The paintings and the sculptures in the Paa-ya-Paa Gallery represented the agony of Africans who have suffered oppression.

    Canon Carr also unveiled a sculpture by the gallery owner Elimu Njau, portraying a freedom fighter.

    Canon Carr in a speech proposed that African Governments should offer sanctuary to Portuguese soldiers who want to desert and join the independence movements.

    The Canon said the Sharpeville anniversary was "Africa's Good Friday - our day of sacrifice for the revolution towards a fuller humanity in freedom, justice and peace."
    During the exhibition Canon Carr also launched the African edition of "Massacre in Mozambique (Wiriyamu) by Father Adrian Hastings.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAH48P3P45JA04QHKSU73DII3N
    Media URN:
    VLVAAH48P3P45JA04QHKSU73DII3N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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