• Short Summary

    AT THEIR SUMMIT MEETING IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST, THE LEADERS OF THE IVORY COAST, DAHOMEY, UPPER VOLTA AND NIGER HAVE DECIDED TO INSTITUTE A COMMON NATIONALITY BETWEEN THEIR COUNTRIES AND TO ADMIT TOGO TO THE UNION.

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    AT THEIR SUMMIT MEETING IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST, THE LEADERS OF THE IVORY COAST, DAHOMEY, UPPER VOLTA AND NIGER HAVE DECIDED TO INSTITUTE A COMMON NATIONALITY BETWEEN THEIR COUNTRIES AND TO ADMIT TOGO TO THE UNION. ONE OF THE LAST OF THE LEADERS TO ARRIVE FOR THE TALKS WAS GENERAL CHRISTOPHE SOGLO OF DAHOMEY, WHO WAS ENTHUSIASTICALLY GREETED AT ABIDJAN AIRPORT YESTERDAY.

    GENERAL SOGLO CAME TO POWER IN DAHOMEY ONE MONTH AGO IN COUP, IN WHICH HE OUSTED PRESIDENT APITHY AND THE PRIME MINISTER, MR. AHOMADEGBE. PREVIOUSLY IN 1963 HE HAD OUSTED PRESIDENT MAGA IN A SIMILAR COUP. THE TALKS IN ABIDJAN FOLLOW A VISIT THERE BY EMPEROR HAILE SELASSIE OF ETHIOPIA TO DISCUSS COMPLAINTS BY FRENCH-SPEAKING AFRICANS STATES OF WHAT THEY CALLED EXTREMIST MOVES WITHIN THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY.

    THE FRENCH-SPEAKING IVORY COAST, DAHOMEY, NIGER AND UPPER VOLTA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH TOGO, FORM A LOOSE POLITICAL ORGANISATION CALLED THE ENTENTE COUNCIL. AS PART OF THEIR SCHEME TO FORM A COMMON NATIONALITY, THE FIVE COUNTRIES PLAN TO BRING THEIR ECONOMIES IN HARMONY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWSX1NAX44TKJ7V9D47ADX3BR
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWSX1NAX44TKJ7V9D47ADX3BR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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