• Short Summary

    NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN POLITICIANS MET IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF A CONFERENCE ON THE SOUTH OF SUDAN.

  • Description

    NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN POLITICIANS MET IN KHARTOUM YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) AT THE BEGINNING OF A CONFERENCE ON THE SOUTH OF SUDAN.THE CONFERENCE LASTS TILL THE 25TH OF MARCH.

    THE NEGRO AND LARGELY CHRISTIAN OR PAGAN SOUTH HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH THE MUSLIM AND ARAB NORTH.THE PROBLEM HAS REPEATEDLY DISTURBED THE COUNTRY'S PEACE IN ITS NINE YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE AND HAS RECENTLY BECOME MORE ACUTE.

    THE CONFERENCE, CLIMAX OF FOUR MONTHS EFFORTS, HAS BEEN PLANNED TO SETTLE THE FUTURE OF THE THREE SOUTHERN PROVINCES BEFORE THE GENERAL ELECTIONS PLANNED FOR APRIL.MANY AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAVE SENT OBSERVERS TO THE CONFERENCE WHICH IT IS HOPED WILL FINALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF THE SOUTH.

    OPENING THE CONFERENCE, SAYED SERR EL KHATIM EL KHALIFA, THE PRIME MINISTER, OUTLINED THE CAUSES OF DIFFERENCES IN THE COUNTRY TRACING BACK THE ROOTS OF DISSENT.HE POINTED OUT THAT THERE WERE MANY NATURAL DIFFERENCES IN THE PHYSICAL FORM OF SUDAN - AFRICA'S LARGEST COUNTRY - AND ALSO BLAMED COLONIALIST POLICIES.

    THE TWO SIDES HAVE ALREADY REACHED A PRELIMINARY AGREEMENT TO ACCEPT AS THE BASIS OF A SOLUTION THE LAST PARLIAMENT'S RECOMMENDATION TO CONSIDER A FEDERAL SYSTEM LINKING THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH.

    IF ALL DELEGATES AGREE ON THIS MEANS OF SETTLING THE PROBLEM, DISCUSSION OF PROPOSALS FOR SECESSION OF THE SOUTH WILL BE RULED OUT.

    THE OUTCOME WILL PROBABLY BE AUTONOMOUS STATUS FOR THE SOUTH, WITH A SEPARATE CABINET AND A REGIONAL PARLIAMENT WITHIN A UNITED SUDAN.

    THE CONFERENCE WAS ARRANGED AT TALKS BETWEEN SOUTHERNERS LED BY MR.WILLIAM DENG, SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE SUDAN AFRICAN NATIONAL UNION (SANU), AND NORTHERNERS LED BY THE PRIME MINISTER.

    SANU, WHICH SET UP IN EXILE IN UGANDA AFTER THE OVERTHROW OF GENERAL IBRAHIM ABBOUD'S MILITARY REGIME LAST OCTOBER, HAS DEMANDED THE SECESSION OF THE SOUTH.

    NORTHERN PARTIES HAVE URGED A SOLUTION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK AUTONOMY FOR THE SOUTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVATN4C99C1Z42O2W9GNPSRJQ5A
    Media URN:
    VLVATN4C99C1Z42O2W9GNPSRJQ5A
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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