African leaders celebrated the ninth anniversary of "Africa Day" -- the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (O.
GV EXT. Hall and flags (2 shots)
SV INT. Mr. Sayed Marei greeted
GV Auditorium and onlookers
SV Sayed Marei enters, sits
SV People seated
CU Sayed Marei speaking (2 shots)
SV People applaud
CU Congo-Brazzaville ambassador speaking
SV Audience applaud
Initials OS/2340 OS/2349
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: African leaders celebrated the ninth anniversary of "Africa Day" -- the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (O.A.U) on Friday (May 25).
In Cairo, members of the Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organisation (AAPSO) and the Arab Socialist Union (ASU) paid homage to the late Ghanaian President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah -- one of 32 African leaders who decided in Addis Ababa nine years age that African nations should units in their efforts to secure total independence of the African Continent.
Among the speakers at the meeting were the First Secretary of the ASU, el Sayed Marei, and the Congo-Brazzaville ambassador to Egypt.
In ghana, the military ruler Colonel Ignatius Acheampong marked the occasion with a nationwide broadcast calling for a new African Freedom Movement of volunteer nurses, students and technicians who would offer their services "in areas of struggle".
President Jaafer el Nimeiry of Sudan watched a huge military parade and pledged that Sudan would not change its policy or objectives announced since the revolution.
"Africa Day" also coincide with the anniversary of the May 25 Sudanese Revolution.