• Short Summary

    PEACE TALKS BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE BREAKAWAY REGION OF BIAFRA WERE RESUMED IN ADDIS ABABA.?

  • Description

    PEACE TALKS BETWEEN NIGERIA AND THE BREAKAWAY REGION OF BIAFRA WERE RESUMED IN ADDIS ABABA. UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF EMPEROR SELASSIE, WHEN THE DELEGATES RE-ASSEMBLED LAST WEDNESDAY (7 AUGUST) AFTER A BREAK OF NEARLY TWO DAYS.

    AT THE RESUMED SESSION CHIEF ENAHORO PUT FORWARD A NEW NINE-POINT PLAN ON BEHALF OF THE LAGOS GOVERNMENT; THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED TWO HOURS LATER TO ALLOW THE OTHER SIDE TIME FOR CONSIDERATION OF THESE NEW TERMS, WHICH DEMAND AN END OF THE SECESSION AND DISARMAMENT OF THE BREAKAWAY FORCES, BUT CONTAIN SAFEGUARDS AGAINST A COMPLETE ARMED TAKE-OVER BY FEDERAL FORCES.

    EARLIER IN THE DAY, PROFESSOR NJOKU, LEADER OF THE DELEGATION FROM THE BREAKAWAY REGION, GAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE AT WHICH HE EXPLAINED THE DEPARTURE OF HIS CHIEF, COL. OJUKWU.

    THE COL'S DEPARTURE WAS SEEN AS A GESTURE OF PROTEST AT THE ABSENCE FROM THE TALKS OF MAJOR-GENERAL GOWON, AND CAST A CLOUD ON HOPES FOR A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THE TALKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAJYZ31T2CIZAFBE3SUDN09LLI
    Media URN:
    VLVAAJYZ31T2CIZAFBE3SUDN09LLI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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