• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA THIS WEEK OPENED IN NAIROBI THE FIRSTS OF A SERIES OF ANNUAL CONFERENCES CALLED THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIALOGUES.

  • Description


    KENYATTA ARRIVING; DELEGATES; KENYATTA SPEAKING - SOF; COMMITTEE MEMBERS; DELEGATES CONVERSE.



    TRANSCRIPT: KENYATTA: "THE CONCEPT OF THIS DIALOGUE IS BOLD AND IMAGINATIVE. THERE ARE TOO FEW OCCASIONS, IN THE INTERNATIONAL FIELD, WHEN RESPONSIBLE BUT FRANK EXCHANGES ON BURNING ISSUES ARE ENCOURAGED OR SENSIBLY ORGANISED IN THIS WAY."




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    Background: PRESIDENT JOMO KENYATTA OF KENYA THIS WEEK OPENED IN NAIROBI THE FIRSTS OF A SERIES OF ANNUAL CONFERENCES CALLED THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN DIALOGUES. THE FOUR-DAY CONFERENCE, ATTENDED BY 40 DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS AND AFRICANS IS DISCUSSING "MYTHS AND REALITIES IN AFRICAN - AMERICAN UNDERSTANDING" AND "PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT".

    FOURTEEN AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE REPRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE, WHICH HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF NEW YORK UNDER A THREE-YEAR GRANT OF 175,000 DOLLARS (73,000 STERLING) FROM THE FORD FOUNDATION, IT'S AIM IS TO PROMOTE BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN AFRICA AND AMERICA AND TO IMPROVE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN THEM. PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN BY A DIRECTING COMMITTEE TO REFLECT A WIDE RANGE OF VIEWS. THEY WILL ACT AS INDIVIDUALS RATHER THAN REPRESENTATIVES OF GOVERNMENTS OR PRIVATE GROUPS.

    THE CO-CHAIRMAN OF THE DIRECTING COMMITTEE ARE MR. GEORGE LINDSAY, A NEW YORK LAWYER, AND MR. JOSEPH MURUMBI, A MEMBER OF THE KENYAN PARLIAMENT. AMONG THE DELEGATION FROM SOMALIA IS THEIR PRIME MINISTER, MOHAMMED IBRAHIM EGAL.

    IN HIS OPENING SPEECH PRESIDENT KENYATTA SAID - SOF:

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5UQVNK9NJPGBOHIXTHHPDLGJO
    Media URN:
    VLVA5UQVNK9NJPGBOHIXTHHPDLGJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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