• Short Summary

    SEVEN MEMBER NATIONS OF THE NIGER RIVER COMMISSION ATTENDED A THREE-DAY MEETING IN LAGOS WHICH OPENED ON WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE USE OF THE RIVER AS A NAVIGATIONAL WATERWAY AND AS A SOURCE OF POWER.

  • Description

    1.
    GV SENATE BUILDING
    0.04

    2.
    BV DELEGATES ENTERING
    0.09

    3.
    SV DELEGATES INTO ROOM
    0.15

    4.
    SV DELEGATES THROUGH DOOR INTO CONFERENCE HALL
    0.22

    5.
    CU WOMAN SEATED WRITING
    0.24

    6.
    SV MEMBERS OF THE NIGERIA DELEGATION SEATED
    0.26

    7.
    SV MAN DISTRIBUTES PAPERS TO DELEGATES
    0.30

    8.
    CU PRESIDENT SPEAKS
    0.35

    9.
    SCU NIGER DELEGATES
    0.38

    10.
    SV DELEGATES FROM NIGERIA
    0.42

    11.
    CU SIGN "UPPER VOLTA"
    0.48

    12.
    CU PRESIDENT TALKS TO ANOTHER DELEGATE
    0.54

    13.
    SV CAMEROUN DELEGATE PAN. TO DAHOMEY DELEGATE
    1.03

    14.
    CU PAN. DOWN MALI DELEGATE
    1.09

    15.
    SV PAN. AROUND CONFERENCE ROOM
    1.20



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    Background: SEVEN MEMBER NATIONS OF THE NIGER RIVER COMMISSION ATTENDED A THREE-DAY MEETING IN LAGOS WHICH OPENED ON WEDNESDAY TO DISCUSS THE FUTURE USE OF THE RIVER AS A NAVIGATIONAL WATERWAY AND AS A SOURCE OF POWER. THE CONFERENCE CARRIED ON DESPITE THE ABSENCE OF TWO OF THE MEMBER STATES.

    THE SIX MEMBER STATES REPRESENTED AT THE COMMISSION'S MEETING WERE NIGERIA, NIGER, UPPER VOLTA, CAMEROUN, DAHOMEY, MALI AND IVORY COAST.

    MEMBER STATES ABSENT FROM THE OPENING SESSIONS WERE GUINEA AND CHAD.

    THE COMMISSION DISCUSSED WAYS OF ENSURING THE NIGER WAS KEPT OPEN FOR FREE NAVIGATION AND THE PROBLEM OF HARNESSING THE RIVER FOR POWER PURPOSES WITHOUT INTERRUPTING ITS USE AS AN IRRIGATION SOURCE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2GGJAVLA790N0LMP0OF9CDYTN
    Media URN:
    VLVA2GGJAVLA790N0LMP0OF9CDYTN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/02/1967
    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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