• Short Summary

    The leader of the Popular movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Agostinho Neto told a rally of his supporters in Luanda on Thursday (25 September) that his organisation had little to gain from talks and concessions to rival organisations.

  • Description

    The leader of the Popular movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), Agostinho Neto told a rally of his supporters in Luanda on Thursday (25 September) that his organisation had little to gain from talks and concessions to rival organisations.

    The MPLA is engaged in a war with two other organisations -- the National Front for the Liberation of Angola (UNITA) for control of the Portuguese colony which gains its independence on 11 November.

    Hundreds gathered in front of the City Hall in Luanda, which
    is in the firm control of the MPLA, and cheered and shouted wildly when Mr. Neto arrived with his heavily armed escort. He spends much of his time directing troops in the field and is seen seldom in the capital.

    He assured his audience they had little to fear from an invasion of Luanda by rival groups, although he remind them of the need for a "popular defence" in the event such an attack should come.

    He said talks with the FNLA and UNITA were an experiment which did not produce results. The three organisations are supposed to meet for negotiations sponsored by the Organisation for African Unity (OAU) in Kampala, Uganda on 30 September.

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    Film ID:
    VLVARMYX9SM63VGDPRCUKQTBVB8G
    Media URN:
    VLVARMYX9SM63VGDPRCUKQTBVB8G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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