• Short Summary

    HEADS OF STATE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY WENT INTO A STRICTLY PRIVATE SESSION IN ADDIS ABABA, THE ETHIOPIAN CAPITAL, TODAY (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS RHODESIA, AND WHETHER OR NOT A RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE COULD BE SET UP.

  • Description

    HEADS OF STATE OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY WENT INTO A STRICTLY PRIVATE SESSION IN ADDIS ABABA, THE ETHIOPIAN CAPITAL, TODAY (TUESDAY) TO DISCUSS RHODESIA, AND WHETHER OR NOT A RHODESIAN GOVERNMENT-IN-EXILE COULD BE SET UP. THE SESSION IS ONE OF THE LAST OF THIS AFRICAN SUMMIT CONFERENCE, WHICH HAS BEEN DISRUPTED BY THE GHANA-GUINEA DISPUTE OVER GHANA'S DETENTION OF GUINEA'S DELEGATION TO THE CONFERENCE.

    THE DISPUTE HAS PUSHED THE OAU CONFERENCE HOPELESSLY OFF-COURSE, AND MANY DELEGATIONS ARE REPORTED TO BE PREPARING TO LEAVE ADDIS ABABA AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

    THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT WHO DID ATTEND THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAVE HARDLY TOUCHED ON THE IMPORTANT AFRICAN PROBLEMS.

    AT YESTERDAY'S (MONDAY) FIRST WORKING SESSION, PRESIDENT WILLIAM TUBMAN, OF LIBERIA, URGED AFRICAN LEADERS TO PUT THEIR HOUSE IN ORDER.

    THE FORMAL OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY WAS ADJOURNED TO ENABLE MEDIATION EFFORTS TO BE MADE IN THE GHANA-GUINEA DISPUTE.

    PRESIDENT TUBMAN, WHO WAS THE FIRST SPEAKER AT YESTERDAY'S SESSION, SAID:" IT APPEARS TO ME THAT OUR FIRST AND GREATEST CONSIDERATION AND OBJECTIVE AT THIS SESSION OF THE SUMMIT SHOULD BE TO SET OUT HOUSE IN ORDER AND TO HEAR, CONSIDER AND RESOLVE DIFFERENCES, COMPLAINTS AND ALTERCATIONS AMONG MEMBER STATES ONE AGAINST ANOTHER AND AGAINST THE ORGANISATION ITSELF."
    GHANA RELEASED THE GUINEAN DELEGATION ON SATURDAY, ONLY AFTER A COMMITTEE OF AFRICAN LEADERS UNDERTOOK TO SECURE THE RELEASE OF ANY GHANAIANS IN GUINEA WHO WISHED TO RETURN HOME. THE ALLEGED DETENTION OF SOME 100 GHANAIANS WAS THE REASON GHANA HAD GIVEN FOR DETAILING THE DELEGATION ON OCTOBER 29.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADOCP0QYJVNLR1SWUWJ1LSOY4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVADOCP0QYJVNLR1SWUWJ1LSOY4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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