Nigeria has called for a common African policy over proposals for dialogue between black African leaders and South Africa.
GV rally on racecourse ZOOM IN TO burning flame
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CU Mr. Kanmi Osebu addressing rally
SV & CU Fela Ransome Kuti and his boys and go go girls entertain rally (7 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: (SEQ. 3): MR. KANMI: "Your brothers and sisters in America, the black Americans, who people prostitutingly call negroes, They want to be called Afro-Americans, they have raised the, they have raised the banner of revolution. They are taking out their guns to seize their independence. This is the duty of Africa, to strike another iron, to take this gun and fight for battle and victory in the words of the great anarchist Che Guevara. Thank you very much indeed."
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SOUND INCLUDES: GENERAL BACKGROUND SOUND OF RALLY AND MR. KANMI OBOSU ADDRESSING RALLY: SOUND OF SAND PLAYING.
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Background: Nigeria has called for a common African policy over proposals for dialogue between black African leaders and South Africa. In a broadcast on tuesday (26 May) evening to mark the Africa Day celebrations, the Nigerian External Affairs Commissioner, Dr. Okio Arikpo said "enemies of African unity" might see the present divergent views on the dialogue issue as a means of splitting the Organisation of African Unity.
Earlier, in the day. large crowds gathered at a race course, heard youth leaders call for armed confrontation. Their messages were interspersed by soul music supplied by Nigeria's Afro-beat king, Fela Ransome Kuti and his band.