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    In the United Nations, several African delegates called fr economic sanctions against South Africa during the opening session of the General Assembly debate on the future of Namibia (South West Africa) on Wednesday (23 May).

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    In the United Nations, several African delegates called fr economic sanctions against South Africa during the opening session of the General Assembly debate on the future of Namibia (South West Africa) on Wednesday (23 May). Later in the week-long debate, a South African delegation faced ejection from the Assembly after making an appearance following its suspension five years ago. The debate centred on whether South Africa should be penalised because of its rejection of the United Nations' Security Council resolution on the holding of elections in Namibia. South African sponsored elections last December were not recognised by the Council because of the lack of United Nations supervision and the exclusion of several political parties in Namibia, including the South West Africa Peoples Organisation(SWAPO). The Zambian Ambassador, Paul Lusaka, who opened the debate condemned south Africa, and these views were echoed by the next speaker, Tanzanian representative, Salim A Salim. Finally Sam Nujoma, the leader of the SWAPO guerrilla movement, called on the United Nations to force South Africa to implement the Security Council resolution.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAM41JUO824N0WXDOWWV0TRVIW
    Media URN:
    VLVAAM41JUO824N0WXDOWWV0TRVIW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/05/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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