The first meeting of the Socialist International in Africa has been taking place in the capital of Senegal, Dakar.
GV Flags outside Conference Centre in Dakar
CU Mario Soares Prime Minister of Portugal arrives
SV Shimon Peres Israel arrives
CU Pan Interior across meeting Vice-President including President Leopold Sedar Senghor, of Senegal to meeting president, Willy Brandt of West Germany
SV Delegates from Sweden and the Netherlands seated (2 Shots)
SV President Senghor standing, Brandt seated
CU Pan from Soares to Brandt
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Background: The first meeting of the Socialist International in Africa has been taking place in the capital of Senegal, Dakar. In a speech to delegates from all over the world, Senegal's President Leopold Sedar Senghor called on World powers to condemn armed foreign interference throughout Africa where, he said, the situation was very grave. He was speaking at the opening session on Friday (May 12) and said that the super powers should adopt a policy that condemned and foreign military intervention in Africa.
SYNOPSIS: The Socialist International is an organisation of socialist, social democrat and labour parties throughout the world and its principal aim is to seek the establishment of social justice within and between nations and the end of all forms of oppression. At the Dakar conference, delegates from nearly 20 countries, were greeted by President Senghor and Socialist International President, Willy Brandt, chairman of the West German Social Democrat Party.
In his speech, President Senghor said war was now raging in the Horn of Africa, the Sahara, Namibia, Chad and Rhodesia. It was he said really a struggle be between the two super powers of the East and West for mastery in Africa. The fight was being intensified with Cuban troops on Africa soil and the people of