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    Delegates from seventeen African and Indian ocean nations attended the opening session on Monday (July 10) of a seminar organised by the International Young Christian Workers Organisation (JOCI) in Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast.

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    Delegates from seventeen African and Indian ocean nations attended the opening session on Monday (July 10) of a seminar organised by the International Young Christian Workers Organisation (JOCI) in Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast.

    During the 12-day conference, they'll discuss the political, economic, cultural and religious problems facing Africa.

    Countries represented are the Ivory Coast (as host), Cameroun, Dahomey, Gabon, Ghana, Upper Volta, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Chad, Togo and Zaire.

    The seminar was opened on Monday by the Ivory Coast Minister of Youth, Popular Education and Sports, M. Etienne Ahin.

    In his opening address, M. Ahin exhorted all African youth to redouble its efforts in order to get African out of its mythical tunnel of under-development.

    SYNOPSIS: In abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, young people from seventeen African and Indian Ocean countries have begun a seminar to discuss major problems facing Africa.

    The conference was opened on Monday by the Ivory Coast Minister of Youth, Popular Education and Sports, M. Etisnne Ahin, who led senior delegates into the conference hall.

    The seminar was organised by the International Young Christian Workers Organisation. It attracted delegates from Cameroun, Dahomey, Gabon, Ghana, Upper Volta, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Zaire and from the host country, the Ivory Coast.

    The delegates were welcomed by M. Raymond Lobe, national president in the Ivory Coast of the young Christian workers movement.

    During the twelve-day conference there'll be debates on the political, economic, cultural and religious problems facing African nations.

    The international vice-president of the movement, M. Clement N'goyi Shingaleta came from Zaire to address the conference.

    The opening speeches were a prelude to the debates and discussion to follow. A major subject would be the structure of the church and its place in African society.

    A local viewpoint from Monsignor Yapi-a member of the Ivory Coast delegation.

    The main speech came from M. Ahin, Ivory Coast Minister of Youth, Popular Education and Sports. He appealed to all African youth to redouble its efforts to get Africa out of what he termed its mythical tunnel of under-development.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAOTAMK1JW61B5XXE602NXTZUK
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOTAMK1JW61B5XXE602NXTZUK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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