• Short Summary

    SIX HUNDRED DELEGATES FROM 36 INDEPENDENT AFRICAN NATIONS ARE MEETING IN LAGOS, NIGERIA, FOR THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA.

  • Description

    SIX HUNDRED DELEGATES FROM 36 INDEPENDENT AFRICAN NATIONS ARE MEETING IN LAGOS, NIGERIA, FOR THE EIGHTH SESSION OF THE ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR AFRICA. THE 13-DAY MEETING IS TO REVIEW THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMISSION DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS, AND DRAW UP A WORK PROGRAMME FOR THE NEXT TWO.

    THE OPENING ADDRESS WAS MADE YESTERDAY (MONDAY) BY LIEUTENANT-COLONEL YAKUBU GOWON, LEADER OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA'S MILITARY GOVERNMENT. LEA
    THE SESSION WAS DECLARED OPEN BY MR TOM MBOYA, KENYA'S MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, WHO YESTERDAY ENDED HIS TWO-YEAR TERM AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION. HE CALLED FOR A "MARSHALL" PLAN FOR AFRICA TO BE SET UP BY THE RICH NATIONS OF THE WORLD.

    MALAWI IS THE ONLY INDEPENDENT AFRICAN STATE NOT ATTENDING THE SESSION -- FOR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE COUNTRY'S CONTROL -- APART FROM SOUTH AFRICA, WHICH ALTHOUGH A MEMBER, IS BARRED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAANKC4XPMXZFVNASKGKGAFCUOO
    Media URN:
    VLVAANKC4XPMXZFVNASKGKGAFCUOO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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