The first All-Africa Trade Fair opened its gates at Nairobi's Jamhuri Park on Wednesday, with displays by 34 African countries.
GV Flags and people at fair ground, OAU pavilion in background
LV Tanzanian calypso band plays to crowd (4 shots)
CU Stuffed lion
GV Crowds at exhibition ZOOM TO sign on Somali pavilion.
LV & CU Nigerian pavilion on Kenyatta Way (2 shots)
GV People walk through grounds around Uganda pavilion
SV & CU Display of slogans and posters of liberation movements (3 shots)
LV Zambian pavilion
CU Sign Malawi Avenue and family sitting outside traditional Malawi hut
CU PAN FROM Kenya sign to sign of Ministry of Tourism and wildlife
SV Display of stuffed lions and zebra (2 shots)
LV Republic of Zaire pavilion
LV Ghana pavilion and people walking by.
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Background: The first All-Africa Trade Fair opened its gates at Nairobi's Jamhuri Park on Wednesday, with displays by 34 African countries. The 12-day fair is organised by the 41-nation Organisation of African Unity to foster trade and contacts between African countries, and show the world the continent's potential for development.
Finishing touches were being put to the pavilions and exhibition stands in preparation for the formal opening by President Kenyatta on Thursday. Among the leaders attending the opening ceremony were President Moktar Ould Daddah of Mauretania, current chairman of the OAU, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and President Idi Amin of Uganda.
As well as national pavilions, there are stands for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, the East African Community, and a pavilion for the liberation movements sponsored by the OAU.