• Short Summary

    AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTERS ATTENDING THE SPECIAL MINISTERIAL SESSION OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, SAT INTO THE EARLY HOURS OF THIS MORNING (TUESDAY) DISCUSSING THE SITUATION IN THE CONGO.

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    AFRICAN FOREIGN MINISTERS ATTENDING THE SPECIAL MINISTERIAL SESSION OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY IN ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, SAT INTO THE EARLY HOURS OF THIS MORNING (TUESDAY) DISCUSSING THE SITUATION IN THE CONGO.

    THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR. TSHOMBE, SAID LATER: "THE ATMOSPHERE IS ALWAYS GOOD FOR WE ARE TRYING TO REACH A SOLUTION", AN ARAB DELEGATE SAID ALL THE SPEECHES HAD BEEN CONCILIATORY IN THE GENUINE DESIRE TO FIND A HAPPY SOLUTION.

    MR. TSHOMBE, WHO CLAIMS THAT COUNTRIES BORDERING THE CONGO ARE AIDING THE CONGOLESE REBELS, YESTERDAY AGREED TO A PROPOSAL FOR AN ALL-AFRICAN PEACE-KEEPING FORCE IN THE CONGO, AND THE SUBSEQUENT REMOVAL OF WHITE MERCENARIES.

    A REBEL BROADCAST MONITORED IN LEOPOLDVILLE TODAY SAID THAT THE REBELS HOLDING STANLEYVILLE, THE CONGO'S THIRD LARGEST CITY, HAVE DECLARED THE FORMATION OF "THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO."
    THE ADDIS ABABA DISCUSSIONS ON THE CONGO, IN WHICH THIRTY-THREE AFRICAN STATES ARE REPRESENTED, BEGAN SOON AFTER THE OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE YESTERDAY BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA.

    CEREMONIES INCLUDED THE SWEARING IN OF THE NEW ADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, MR. DIALLO TELLI, FROM GUINEA.

    IN HIS SPEECH, THE SECRETARY GENERAL CALLED FOR A UNITED AFRICA TO CONSOLIDATE INDEPENDENCE AND PLAY A CONSTRUCTIVE ROLE FOR THE CAUSE OF PEACE.

    HE SAID: "THE FUTURE OF AFRICA DEPENDS ON THE SPEED WITH WHICH WE CAN FORGE OUR UNITY OF ACTION AND PHILOSOPHY TO FULFIL OUR COMMON DESTINY."
    THE SECRETARY GENERAL SAID MANY OBSTACLES STILL REMAINED IN THE PATH OF AFRICAN UNITY AND PROGRESS.

    AMONG THE MOST SERIOUS OF THESE WEE PORTUGUESE COLONIALISM, THE APARTHEID POLICY OF SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE DOMINATION BY WHITE SETTLERS IN SOUTHERN RHODESIA.

    MR. DIALLO TELLI PLEDGED TO THE FOREIGN MINISTERS: "I SHALL SPARE NO EFFORT TO CO-ORDINATE THE POLICIES AND ENDEAVOURS OF THE INDEPENDENT AFRICAN STATES TO ELIMINATE THESE EVILS WHICH STILL AFFLICT A LARGE PART OF OUR CONTINENT."
    THE FOREIGN MINISTERS THEN WENT ON TO DISCUSS THE CONGO. LATER, A VISNEWS INTERVIEWER ASKED THE LEADER OF THE KENYA DELEGATION, MR. MURUMBI ABOUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE CONFERENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETTOWJSRHXPUADCTTWME0MI7U
    Media URN:
    VLVAETTOWJSRHXPUADCTTWME0MI7U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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