• Short Summary

    The United Nation's Security Council has voted unanimously to extend economic aid to Mozambique to help it withstand the financial consequences of its decision to apply sanctions against Rhodesia.

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    The United Nation's Security Council has voted unanimously to extend economic aid to Mozambique to help it withstand the financial consequences of its decision to apply sanctions against Rhodesia.

    The resolution, sponsored by 11 nations, including Britain, Sweden and Japan, condemned "all provocative and aggressive acts, including military incursions" by Rhodesia against Mozambique.

    Following the council's action, on Wednesday (17 March) Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim said a number of countries had already indicated their willingness to help Mozambique bilaterally or multilaterally. He said he hoped there would be a prompt, generous response to the council's appeal by all member states.

    Mozambique's Foreign Minister Joaquin Chissano told the council that his country needs about 49 million US dollars (24 million pounds sterling) a year.

    Mr. Waldheim also recalled the Sharpeville massacre in March 1960 in South Africa in a speech this week.

    The Sharpeville incident occurred during a black uprising and focused would attention on South Africa's racial policies. It led to the establishment of the United Nations Committee on Apartheid.

    South African police shot dead 69 Africans during the uprising and wounded 180 others.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEI48VG2G9ZX92CK3H924U9DUV
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI48VG2G9ZX92CK3H924U9DUV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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