• Short Summary

    Opening the conference of nine independent African in nations Monrovia, Liberia, Aug 4, President William Tubman of Liberia called for positive measures against apartheid in South Africa, which he called "this vile outrage against humanity."
    The States represented are Liberia; Libya; Morocco; Ghana; Guinea; United Arab Republic; Ethiopia; Tunisia and the Sudan.

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    Opening the conference of nine independent African in nations Monrovia, Liberia, Aug 4, President William Tubman of Liberia called for positive measures against apartheid in South Africa, which he called "this vile outrage against humanity."
    The States represented are Liberia; Libya; Morocco; Ghana; Guinea; United Arab Republic; Ethiopia; Tunisia and the Sudan. A three-man Algerian Government" delegation was also present. Main topic of the conference was to decide a method of mediating between Algeria and France. President Tubman said the Algerian question was "a grave one, and a threat to world peace."
    Another urgent topic was France's intention to explode her first nuclear weapon in the Sahara Desert. A French government statement, issued to quieten the African nation's fears of radioactive fallout danger, stresses the careful consideration and precautionary measures being extended to this project, and maintains the 'Desert of Thirst' site at Reggan is too far from any concerned country to be of danger in this respect.

    President Tubman, heading a dictatorship government of the 112-year old republic of Liberia, has recently emerged as leader of the move to form a "Community of Independent African States." He was the dominant figure at last month's meeting of West Africa's "Big Three" - Premier Nkrumah of Ghana; Premier Sekou Toure of Guinea; and President Tubman - held in Sanniquelli, Liberia. Opening speeches at this conference emphasized their determination to "fight to liberate the entire continent of Africa from Imperialist clutches."

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    Film ID:
    VLVADCMROJK41Y4POC666AZ70NVVY
    Media URN:
    VLVADCMROJK41Y4POC666AZ70NVVY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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