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    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S (OAU) SUMMIT CONFERENCE OPENED IN ACCRA TODAY (THURSDAY). ALL DAY?

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    THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY'S (OAU) SUMMIT CONFERENCE OPENED IN ACCRA TODAY (THURSDAY). ALL DAY YESTERDAY HEADS OF STATE, WHICH INCLUDE AN EMPEROR, 13-PRESIDENTS, AND FOUR PRIME MINISTERS, CONTINUED TO ARRIVE.

    OPENING THE CONFERENCE THIS EVENING, PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF GHANA MADE A ROUSING CALL FOR CONCRETE STEPS TOWARDS THE CREATION OF A CONTINENTAL UNION GOVERNMENT. THE FIRST STEP, HE TOLD THE DELEGATES, COULD BE THE FORMATION OF A PERMANENT EXECUTIVE ARM OF THE OAU.

    EIGHT OF THE ORGANISATION'S FRENCH SPEAKING MEMBER-STATES WERE NOT PRESENT TO HEAR THE GHANA PRESIDENT. THEY ARE BOYCOTTING THE CONFERENCE IN PROTEST AGAINST GHANA'S SHELTERING OF POLITICAL REFUGEES AND ACCUSE PRESIDENT NKRUMAH OF TRYING TO IMPOSE HIS CONCEPT OF AFRICAN UNION ON OTHER STATES.

    LEADERS AND DELEGATES OF THE OTHER 28 STATES CHEERED AND APPLAUDED THE GHANA PRESIDENT WHEN HE SAID AFRICA WOULD TAKE "WHATEVER STEPS ARE NECESSARY" IN RHODESIA IF BRITAIN FAILED TO PREVENT A UNILATERAL DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHY62O02P55TRGGXG7MS99RPQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHY62O02P55TRGGXG7MS99RPQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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