• Short Summary

    THE THIRD SUMMIT CONFERENCE FOR EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES OPENED IN KAMPALA, THE CAPITAL OF UGANDA, TODAY (FRIDAY).

  • Description

    1.
    GV KUANDA ARRIVES AT PARLIAMENT BUILDING
    0.09

    2.
    GV KENYATTA ARRIVES
    0.24

    3.
    GV SUDANESE PRESIDENT ARRIVES
    0.35

    4.
    SV DELEGATE ARRIVES
    0.38

    5.
    GV NYERERE ARRIVES
    0.53

    6.
    SV CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE DELEGATE ARRIVES
    1.04

    7.
    SV TRUMPTERS
    1.07

    8.
    SV EMPEROR HAILLE SELASSIE ARRIVES
    1.18

    9.
    GV PAN CONFERENCE TABLE
    1.34

    10.
    CU OBOTE SPEAKS SOF
    3.02

    11.
    GV CONFERENCE
    3.08


    TRANSCRIPT



    "THE MOST BLATANT CHALLENGES TO THE SOVEREIGNTY AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY OF AFRICAN STATES HAVE BEEN THE QUESTION OF MERCENARIES, A UNIQUE AND MOST DANGEROUS PHENOMENON IN MODERN AFRICA. IT IS........OF PRIDE AND AN INDICATION OF AFRICAN SOLIDARITY THAT SINCE OUR LAST MEETING IN KINSHASA IN MARCH, THE O.A.U. HAS NOW DEFINED THE POLICY ON MERCENARIES. MOST COUNTRIES REPRESENTED HERE ARE MEMBERS OF THE O.A.U. SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON MERCENARIES, AND IN THAT CAPACITY WE WILL PERHAPS BE DISCUSSING THE PROBLEM OF THE MERCENARIES NOW IN RWANDA. IN THIS CONNECTION I BELIEVE I WILL EXPRESSING YOUR COLLECTIVE SENTIMENTS COLLEAGUES, IN THANKING OUR BROTHER, THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF RWANDA, FOR HIS CO-OPERATION IN PROVIDING INTERIM FACILITIES TO ENABLE THE COMMITTEE TO IMPLEMENT THE O.A.U. DECISIONS ON MERCENARIES."




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    Background: THE THIRD SUMMIT CONFERENCE FOR EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN STATES OPENED IN KAMPALA, THE CAPITAL OF UGANDA, TODAY (FRIDAY). DR. MILTON OBOTE, PRESIDENT OF UGANDA, IS IN THE CHAIR, AND HE ADDRESSED THE MEETING TODAY ABOUT MERCENARIES, ONE OF THE ITEMS UP FOR DISCUSSION DURING THE THREE DAY CONFERENCE.

    THE FATE OF THE 130 WHITE MERCENARIES WHO ARE AT PRESENT BEING HELD IN RWANDA AFTER THEIR FLIGHT FROM CONGO-KINSHASA ON THE 5TH NOVEMBER, IS BEING DISCUSSED AT THE CONFERENCE. THE O.A.U. HAS CALLED FOR THEM TO BE REPATRIATED, BUT THIS IS BEING HELD UP BECAUSE OF THE DEMAND FOR COMPENSATION FOR THE DAMAGE DONE BY THE MERCENARIES DURING THEIR THREE MONTH OCCUPATION OF THE CONGO-KINSHASA BORDER TOWN OF BUKAVU.

    OTHER ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED ARE THE NEW EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY, WHICH CAME INTO EFFECT ONLY TWO WEEKS AGO, AND WHICH PRESENTLY CONSISTS OF KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIAN; REGIONAL SECURITY, COMMUNICATIONS AND TRADE. SOME OF THE 12 AFRICAN STATES REPRESENTED AT THE SUMMIT CONFERENCE HAVE APPLIED, OR ARE CONSIDERING APPLYING, FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8K2RG16AREUBWTTQ7GMZHQCP0
    Media URN:
    VLVA8K2RG16AREUBWTTQ7GMZHQCP0
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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