• Short Summary

    At the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) conference in Nairobi, western states on Friday (5 November) made a concerted effort to block a Soviet-inspired draft declaration which they and the Organisation's Director-General interpret as supporting Government control of the news media.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Dancers outside the Kenyatta Conference Centre.
    0.08

    2.
    SV Seychelles President Mancham (centre) seated with Kenya Minister for Education Toweett (blue shirted).
    0.13

    3.
    SV & CU Officials watching tribal drummers and dancers. (3 shots)
    0.35

    4.
    CU Spectators
    0.38

    5.
    SV TRACKING SHOT INTERIOR (MUTE) Delegates form Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, and other countries seated. (2 shots)
    0.58

    6.
    CU Minister Toweett president over meeting.
    1.01

    7.
    LV Mr. Mancham addresses conference in English. Speech continues over shots of delegates form Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus.
    1.54


    "MANCHAM: "Now if it is true, Ian Smith has agreed to capitulate, if the Geneva majority rule is confirmed, must Africa or the world community call for his skin? If we get him down on the floor, must we step over his face? I say no. Africa and indeed the world must look at the Rhodesian problem with a sense of maturity and objective enlightenment and Ian Smith and the group he represents much be given the opportunity of contributing their share in an independent Zimbabwe."




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    Background: At the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) conference in Nairobi, western states on Friday (5 November) made a concerted effort to block a Soviet-inspired draft declaration which they and the Organisation's Director-General interpret as supporting Government control of the news media.

    SYNOPSIS: The day before, celebrations had taken place in Nairobi marking the Anniversary, watched by officials and delegates. Prominent among them was President James Mancham, of the Seychelles and on his right, Kenya's Minister for education, Mr. Taaitta Toweett, who is President of the Conference. Delegates form many parts of the world watched the tribal dancers and drummers. The ceremonies were planned to go on much longer but were foreshortened due to heavy rain.

    At the conference, delegates were to be addressed by President Mancham. He praised Kenya and its leader, Jomo Kenyatta, and said the wisdom of President Kenyatta and his Government was needed in respect to solving some of the outstanding problems of Africa. Mr. Mancham was referring to Rhodesia, and had this to say should majority rule be granted.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAT57D6RIHYLY550W5EM3X9TWO
    Media URN:
    VLVAT57D6RIHYLY550W5EM3X9TWO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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