• Short Summary

    Britain's decision to go ahead with its plan to sell arms to South Africa came quickly under attack in Addis Ababa on Friday at the start of the 16th session of the Organisation of African Unity's Ministerial Council.

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    Britain's decision to go ahead with its plan to sell arms to South Africa came quickly under attack in Addis Ababa on Friday at the start of the 16th session of the Organisation of African Unity's Ministerial Council.

    Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie said he was deeply grieved at the British plan going ahead despite appeals from the OAU and strenuous diplomacy by African members of the Commonwealth at the Prime Ministers' conference in Singapore.

    The opening session was attended by foreign Ministers or other representatives from 39 of the OAU's 41 member states, out the Ugandan seat was vacant after General Idi Amin's delegation was excluded by a decision of Heads of delegations earlier in the day.

    Mr. Sam Odaka, Foreign Minister under ousted Uganda President Milton Obote, arrived in Addis Ababa on Saturday at the head of a four-man delegation to the Ministerial Council meeting, rivals to the Kampala delegation of General Amin.

    By Sunday 28th, a decision had still not been made on which delegation was to represent Uganda.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8PW5FSIX30SVI4IREFWXPNG8
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8PW5FSIX30SVI4IREFWXPNG8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/02/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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