A delegation representing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) arrived in Luanda on Saturday (10 October) to seek a formula for resolving differences among the three rival liberation movements in Angola.
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LUANDA AIRPORT WITH SECURITY GUARDS WATCHING: OAU DELEGATES LEAVING PLANE: SPECTATORS WATCH DELEGATION WALK ACROSS TARMAC
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Background: A delegation representing the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) arrived in Luanda on Saturday (10 October) to seek a formula for resolving differences among the three rival liberation movements in Angola.
The 60-strong delegation, representing 10 OAU states, was driven from Luanda Airport to the Government Palace for t he first of a series of talks scheduled for 10 days.
The peace mission was sent in an attempt to bridge the disagreements between the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA, the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (FNLA) and the National Union for Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).
The three groups have been attempting to win control of Angola before the territory's independence from Portugal on 11 November.
The airport arrival was uneventful -- - security was high. But thousands of Luandans waiting at the Presidential Palace shouted slogans and carried banners reading "OAU Wants to Betray Angola People" and "We Denounce Interference in the Angola Problems".
The capital is controlled by the MPLA. FNLA's strength is in the area northwest of Luanda and UNITA controls the south and south-eastern areas.
The commission was seen off at Uganda's Entebbe Airport by OAU Chairman, Ugandan President Idi Amin. He said if the mission failed the "colonialists' zionists and imperialists would be happy".