The President of the Organisation of African Unity. Mr. Abdirizak Haji Hussein, has urged the?
The President of the Organisation of African Unity. Mr. Abdirizak Haji Hussein, has urged the United Nations Security Council to consider "further effective measures to deliver the people of Namibia (South West Africa) from South African rule."
Mr. Hussein was speaking at the United Nations on Friday (30 May) during a debate on the situation in the mineral-rich territory, which South Africa has refused to relinquish to U.N. control in defiance of a unanimous resolution adopted last December.
Mr. Hussein, who is Somalia's permanent U.N. representative, said such actions were necessary in the interest of the authority and credibility of the U.N.
He added that its authority would be "usurped" if yet another ultimatum to South Africa proved to be as futile as others had been in the past.
The Security Council, he said, has arrived at the moment of truth.