• Short Summary

    AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE NOW ATTENDING A SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, HAVE SHOWN WIDE DIFFERENCES IN THEIR APPROACH TO THE MAIN ISSUE OF AFRICAN UNITY.

  • Description

    1.
    CV AIRCRAFT ARRIVES
    0.03

    2.
    SV BEN BELLA OUT OF PLANE. WAVES
    0.11

    3.
    GV HAILE SELASSIE GREETS BEN BELLA
    0.16

    4.
    GV BEN BELLA MEETS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
    0.23

    5.
    SV SELASSIE AND BEN BELLA ON DAIS (2 SHOTS)
    0.30

    6.
    SV NASSER FROM PLANE WAVING
    0.40

    7.
    SV SELASSIE GREETS NASSER
    0.47

    8.
    CV ONLOOKERS
    0.50

    9.
    SV SELASSIE AND NASSER ON DAIS
    0.57

    10.
    GV AFRICA HALL
    1.04

    11.
    GTV INTERIOR ASSEMBLY HALL
    1.09

    12.
    TV HEADS OF STATE ENTER HALL
    1.22

    13.
    TV KASAVUBU, NASSER, NKRUMAN, AND OTHERS INTO SEATS
    1.27

    14.
    GV DELEGATES STAND AS SELASSIE ENTERS
    1.31

    15.
    SV PAN TO TV ASSEMBLY HALL
    1.41

    16.
    TV LEADERS SEATED (NASSER CENTRE) PAN TO KASAVUBU AND BEN BELLA AT END, PAN TO SELASSIE SPEAKS
    1.54

    17.
    LV SELASSIE WELCOMING DELEGATES
    1.57

    18.
    LV DELEGATES WIVES
    2.01

    19.
    SV NASSER, BEN BELLA AND OTHERS
    2.03

    20.
    SV CAMEROON DELEGATES NEXT TO CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.
    2.05

    21.
    SV OFFICIAL HANDS OUT SPEECH COPIES TO LEOPOLDVILLE REP.
    2.11

    22.
    CV IVORY COAST DELEGATE
    2.15

    23.
    SV SECRETARY GENERAL NEXT TO SELASSIE
    2.21

    24.
    CV NKRUMAH
    2.24

    25.
    SV LIBYA AND LIBERIA DELEGATES
    2.27

    26.
    GV DELEGATES
    2.31

    27.
    GV PAN FROM CROWDED GALLERY TO DELEGATES
    2.43



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    Background: AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE NOW ATTENDING A SUMMIT CONFERENCE IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, HAVE SHOWN WIDE DIFFERENCES IN THEIR APPROACH TO THE MAIN ISSUE OF AFRICAN UNITY.AMONG THE LAST OF THE 31 LEADERS TO ARRIVE ON WEDNESDAY FOR THE CONFERENCE OPENING WERE THE ALGERIAN PREMIER, MR.BEN BELLA, AND PRESIDENT NASSER OF THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.BOTH WERE GREETED AT THE AIRPORT BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE, HOST AND HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE CONFERENCE.

    TAKING THEIR PLACE IN AFRICA HALL -- SPECIALLY BUILT TO HOUSE THE SUMMIT TALKS -- DELEGATES HEARD THE EMPEROR PROPOSE THE IMMEDIATE DRAFTING OF A CHARTER CREATING A SINGLE AFRICAN ORGANISATION - WE ALSO CALLED FOR THE "LIBERATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLES STILL DOMINATED BY FOREIGN EXPLOITATION AND CONTROL".EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE SAID DELEGATES SHOULD TAKE STEPS TO ESTABLISH AN AFRICAN DEFENCE SYSTEM AND AN ALL-AFRICAN UNIVERSITY.THE CONTINENT SHOULD BE DECLARED A DE-NUCLEARIZED ZONE.

    THE EMPEROR'S SPEECH CAME AFTER A STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA THE??? AFRICA "MUST UNITE NOW OR PERISH".BUT MANY OF THE OTHER POLITICAL LEADERS, INCLUDING PRESIDENT NASSER, FAVOUR A MORE GRADUAL APPROACH TO AFRICAN UNITY.AND LAST WEEK'S MEETING OF FOREIGN MINISTERS, WHICH PAVED THE WAY FOR THE PRESENT TALKS, RECOMMENDED THAT THE DRAFTING OF ANY UNITY CHARTER BE SENT BY THE CONFERENCE TO A COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS.

    PRESIDENT KENNEDY, MR.KHRUSHCHEV AND PRESIDENT TITO ALL HAVE SENT GOODWILL MESSAGES TO THE AFRICAN SUMMIT TALKS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAH7RNU330MEWN878R65Q7SAO6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAH7RNU330MEWN878R65Q7SAO6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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