• Short Summary

    HEAD OF STATE OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AT THE FIFTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TODAY (SATURDAY) ADOPTED AN AGENDA FOR THE FOUR-DAY MEETING WHICH WAS FORMALLY OPENED IN ALGIERS LAST NIGHT.

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    HEAD OF STATE OR THEIR REPRESENTATIVES AT THE FIFTH SUMMIT CONFERENCE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY TODAY (SATURDAY) ADOPTED AN AGENDA FOR THE FOUR-DAY MEETING WHICH WAS FORMALLY OPENED IN ALGIERS LAST NIGHT. THIRTY-NINE OF THE O.A.U.'s 40 MEMBER NATIONS ARE REPRESENTED AT THE CONGRESS, WHICH WILL DISCUSS MAJOR AFRICAN ISSUES. IN OPENING THE CONFERENCE, THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, U THANT, HAD APPEALED TO DELEGATES TO CO-OPERATE IN HELPING TO SETTLE THE NIGERIAN CRISIS BY ACCEPTING NIGERIA'S FEDERAL SYSTEM.

    THE CONFERENCE, WHICH IS BEING HELD AT CLUB DES PINS, NEAR ALGIERS, HAS BEEN BOYCOTTED BY MALAWI. TWENTY-TWO HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT ATTENDED THE OPENING SESSION.

    THE CONFERENCE RAN INTO EARLY DIFFICULTIES WHEN PRESIDENT KENNETH KAUNDA, OF ZAMBIA, REJECTED A VICE-PRESIDENCY OF THE O.A.U. BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEMBER COUNTRIES OVER THE NIGERIAN CONFLICT.

    ZAMBIA, WITH GABON, IVORY COAST AND TANZANIA, RECOGNISE THE BREAKAWAY EASTERN NIGERIA REGION OF BIAFRA.

    IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS, U THANT SAID THE NIGERIAN CRISIS HAD "CREATED DIFFICULTIES IN RELATIONS BETWEEN AFRICAN STATES". HE SPOKE OF OTHER COUNTRIES' STRUGGLES FOR INDEPENDENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPVZW67621EV4CON4LTH29VAL
    Media URN:
    VLVACPVZW67621EV4CON4LTH29VAL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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