• Short Summary

    Leaders and representatives of 42 African nations are meeting in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, for the eleventh annual conference of the Organisaiton of African Unity (OAU).

  • Description

    Leaders and representatives of 42 African nations are meeting in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia, for the eleventh annual conference of the Organisaiton of African Unity (OAU). Most of the leaders arrived in the city on Tuesday (11 June) for the opening on Wednesday.

    The African leaders are faced with a long list of resolutions prepared by their Foreign Ministers during the last week. The situation in Portugal's African territories and negotiations with Arab oil producers are likely to dominate the conference. The OAU is keen to establish unified liberation movement operating in each of the three Portuguese territories and already Foreign Ministers have told the guerrilla groups, particularly in Angola, that they must adjust and co-ordinate their policies to take full advantage of the new situation in Portugal.

    The OAU declared that the granting of independence must be unconditional and ceasefire talks can only start when the Portuguese junta make a declaration that it would recongnise the rights of its African territories to self determination and independence.

    The conference is being attended by most African leaders including Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and General Gowon of Nigeria the outgoing Chairman of the OAU.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEEV8RKAOUF0WB4B64XLUZQ715
    Media URN:
    VLVAEEV8RKAOUF0WB4B64XLUZQ715
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/06/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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