• Short Summary

    BIAFRA AND NIGERIA HAVE AGREED TO HOLD PRELIMINARY PEACE TALKS, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN NIAMEY, THE CAPITAL OF NIGER, TODAY (JULY 19).

  • Description

    BIAFRA AND NIGERIA HAVE AGREED TO HOLD PRELIMINARY PEACE TALKS, IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN NIAMEY, THE CAPITAL OF NIGER, TODAY (JULY 19).

    A SPECIAL COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF A CONFERENCE OF THE SIX NATION ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) COMMITTEE ON NIGERIA SAID THE TWO PARTIES HAD AGREED TO HOLD THE PRELIMINARY TALKS IN NIAMEY THEN CONTINUE PEACE DISCUSSION IN ADDIS ABABA.

    NIGERIA AND ITS BREAKAWAY EASTERN REGION OF BIAFRA HAVE BEEN LOCKED IN CIVIL CONFLICT FOR 12 MONTHS.

    THE OAU COMMITTEE, MADE UP OF THE HEADS OF GOVERNMENT OF ETHIOPIA, NIGER, CAMEROUN, GHANA, CONGO KINSHASA AND LIBERIA. HAVE CALLED THE LEADERS OF BOTH SIDES -- GENERAL GOWON AND COLONEL OJUKWU -- TO ATTEND ITS MEETINGS IN THE PAST THREE DAYS.

    BOTH MEN APPEARED TO STATE THEIR POSITIONS. COLONEL OJUKWU MADE HIS POSITION CLEAR AT A SESSION TODAY (JULY 19) AND A SPOKESMAN SAID THERE WAS A CHANCE OF SUCCESS PROVIDED THERE WAS SINCERITY ON BOTH SIDES.

    THE SECRETARIAT GENERAL, OF THE OAU, M. DIALLO TELLI, SAID THE PRELIMINARY TALKS WOULD BE HELD WITH NIGER'S PRESIDENT, HAMANI DIORI. AFTER THAT THE TWO PARTIES HAD AGREED TO RESUME PEACE DISCUSSIONS IN ADDIS ABABA UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE OAU COMMITTEE.

    THE COMMITTEE ASSEMBLED IN NIAMEY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK WITH THE OFFICIAL OF FINDING A SOLUTION TO THE WAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4I9K9Z6NZ4EHEOYUGSI64ASW
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4I9K9Z6NZ4EHEOYUGSI64ASW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/07/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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