• Short Summary

    IN THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL, LAGOS, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AN EMERGENCY CONFERENCE OF AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS GOT UNDER WAY TO DISCUSS ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST GHANA.

  • Description

    IN THE NIGERIAN CAPITAL, LAGOS, YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) AN EMERGENCY CONFERENCE OF AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS GOT UNDER WAY TO DISCUSS ALLEGATIONS MADE AGAINST GHANA. GHANA WAS ACCUSED OF CONDUCTING TRAINING CAMPS AIMED AT UNDERMINING THE GOVERNMENTS OF OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRIES. THE ACCUSATIONS WERE MADE BY DELEGATES FROM THE IVORY COAST, NIGER AND UPPER VOLTA.

    THE IVORY COAST, NIGER AND UPPER VOLTA PRODUCES DOCUMENTS AT THE CONFERENCE PURPORTING TO PROVE THAT THERE WERE MILITARY TRAINING CAMPS IN THE ASHANTI REGION OF GHANA WHERE MEN WERE TRAINED FOR REBELLION.

    THESE ALLEGATIONS LED TO THE CONVENING OF THE LAGOS CONFERENCE, WITH A VIEW TO DECIDING WHETHER THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (O.A.U.) CONFERENCE, DUE TO OPEN IN ACCRA IN SEPTEMBER, SHOULD BE HELD THERE OR AT ANOTHER CENTRE.

    SOME AFRICAN MINISTERS HAVE CRITICISED OTHER POLITICAL TRENDS IN GHANA, PARTICULARLY THE ROLE OF THE KWAME NKRUMAH IDEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE AT WENNEBA, NEAR ACCRA.

    ANSWERING THE ACCUSATIONS, THE GHANA FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. KOJO BOTSIO SAID THAT IF AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO CHANGE THE VENUE OF THE SEPTEMBER C.A.U. CONFERENCE, THE ORGANISATION WOULD BREAK UP.

    HE DISMISSED ALLEGATIONS OF THE EXISTENCE OF "SUBVERSIVE TRAINING CAMPS" AS "FABRICATION," AND SAID THAT SOME OF THE DOCUMENTS PRESENTED AGAINST GHANA WERE 'OBVIOUS FORGERIES'.

    THE CONFERENCE LATE APPOINTED A FIVE-NATION COMMITTEE (NIGERIA, TUNISIA, GAMBIA, ETHIOPIA AND MALI) TO EXAMINE THE ALLEGATIONS AND GHANA'S REPLY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVASLG9XO9YFSKK14PU6S98BG81
    Media URN:
    VLVASLG9XO9YFSKK14PU6S98BG81
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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