Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba opened the first Pan-African Youth Festival in the Olympic Stadium, Tunis, on Monday (July 16).
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Background: Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba opened the first Pan-African Youth Festival in the Olympic Stadium, Tunis, on Monday (July 16).
At the opening ceremony were 4,000 young Africans who had came from 32 countries. Later many of them danced in national costume.
The General Secretary of the Pan-African Youth Movement M. Sekou Sissoko of Guinea urged African youth to take part in the fight against colonialism and help to create a new society in Africa.
The Festival includes lectures and discussions on African economics, teaching reforms and the revival of African languages.
In the first of the debates educators from many parts of Africa agreed that the teaching programme of the continent needed to be given the stamp of "African authenticity."
In the stadium members of nationalist guerrilla movements marched past in uniform and according to the Tunisian Youth and Sports Minister, M. Chtourou, the Festival's programme would include "days of solidarity with Africa's liberation movements and the Palestinian people".
SYNOPSIS: In Tunis on Monday, the first Pan-African Youth Festival was opened by the Tunisian President Habib Bourguiba. In the Olympic Stadium were four thousand young people from thirty two countries.
They will have lectures and discussions on such topics as African economics, teaching reforms and the revival of African languages during the week long Festival. (PAUSE 3 SECS) Government Ministers and diplomats attended the ceremony. Later the General Secretary of the Pan-African Youth Movement M. Sekou Sissoko of Guinea told the delegations it was important for African youth to fight colonialism and help create a new society in Africa.
At one of the first debates educators from many parts of Africa agreed that teaching programmes should be given the stamp of African authenticity.
Delegates also decided African unity was today more essential then ever. There will also be days of solidarity with the African guerrilla movements. At the opening, some of their members marched past.