The 13th summit meeting of the heads of state in the Organisation of African Unity, the OAU, continued in Mauritius over the weekend.
The 13th summit meeting of the heads of state in the Organisation of African Unity, the OAU, continued in Mauritius over the weekend. Delegates heard speeches by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim, and the leader of the South African National Congress, Oliver Tembo. Doctor Waldheim spoke on the dispute involving the Comoros, which gained independence from France last year. One of the main reasons for the meeting is to formulate policy on South Africa and Mr. Tembo gave his views on the latest developments in the country.
SYNOPSIS: Doctor Waldheim congratulated the people of the Comoros on their independence.
Then Mr. Tembo spoke on South Africa.
One of the leaders attending the summit was the President of the newly independent Seychelles, James Mancham. His presence was termed proof of the irreversibility of the process of decolonisation by summit speakers. President Mancham and the other leaders will be asked to endorse several resolutions adopted by a meeting of OAU foreign ministers last week. These include a condemnation of New zealand for its rugby tour of South Africa.