• Short Summary

    The West African Seminary on Youth and Development held in Cotonou, Dahomey, has called for youth in Africa to fight against misery, ignorance and illiteracy and to support the African peoples in their fight against colonial oppression.

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    The West African Seminary on Youth and Development held in Cotonou, Dahomey, has called for youth in Africa to fight against misery, ignorance and illiteracy and to support the African peoples in their fight against colonial oppression.

    The seminar which opened on April 18 and ended on April 24, gathered representatives from all over West Africa.

    The meeting helped to spotlight the growing importance of young people in West African countries who now represent the majority of the population.

    Delegates also called for an end to the exploitation of the working masses and continued plunder of the continent's natural resources by foreign powers and monopolies.

    The Upper Volta delegate, Mr. Paul Bouda, read the propositions passed by the seminar which called upon the youth of Africa to work together towards a real independence. And, faced with the growing industrialisation and westernisation of the continent, the seminar stressed also the importance of defending the cultural heritage of West Africa.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABJE5W08HLY7YYN5CR7E7XVGX3
    Media URN:
    VLVABJE5W08HLY7YYN5CR7E7XVGX3
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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