The Liberation Committee of the O.A.U. (Organisation of African Unity) moved into its second round?
GV PAN..State House to Conference Hall
MV Colonel Acheampong enters and takes seat
CV Assistant Secretary-General
SV Colonel Acheampong
MV Zaire delegates
GV Moroccan delegates
CU Mauritian delegates
CU Tanzanian delegates
CU Somalia delegates
CU Senegalese delegates
CU Nigerian delegate
MV Zambian delegates
CU Guinean delegates
CU Congo delegates
CUs Cameroun delegates (2 shots)
CU Algerian delegates
MV Delegates seated
SV Colonel Acheampong applauded by top table and conference
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Background: The Liberation Committee of the O.A.U. (Organisation of African Unity) moved into its second round of talks today (Wednesday 10 January) behind closed doors at the State House.
The six hours of tight-lipped discussions between the 109 delegates at the twenty-first session of the Committee followed right on the heels of the opening address by the Ghanaian Heat of State and Chairman of the National Redemption Council, Colonel, Ignatius Acheampong, who's the Commissioner for Finance, Economic Planning and Defence.
The Colonel's opening speech on Monday evening (8 Jan) was full of hopes to units once again what he thought had become a nation of rival liberation movements, and he made it clear in his speech that this move for unity would head he agenda.
Correspondents believe it's likely the session tackled the question of re-defining the aims and objectives of the struggle for liberation -- but this remains unconfirmed.
Colonel Acheampong also made it clear in his speech that he wanted the independent African States to five all the help they could to liberation movements. He hopes the delegates will agree with him that armed revolution is the only way o liberate Southern Africa.
SYNOPSIS: The crucial summit committee meeting of the Organisation of African Unity began in earnest on Tuesday with some six hours of closed talks. They followed a fiery opening address the night before by Colonel Ignatius Acheampong, the Ghanaian Head of State and Chairman of the National Redemption Council.
The on hundred and nine delegates at the summit represent the seventeen member sates of the Committee and fifteen liberation movements in Africa. It's the twenty-first session of the Committee and the best attended meeting since its inception.
All the delegates voice their approval as Ghana's Head of State outlined the aims of the conference. He said that every colonialist who stayed in any part of Africa was an aggressor. He also said that every white man in Africa who went along with the outdated theory of white supremacy was an aggressor.
Zambia's chief delegate, Mr. T. Kansaka, is leading the biggest single delegation to the conference. Other big representations have come from Guines and the Congo.
With the exception of the opening ceremony, all meetings have been barred to the press. The conference ends on Friday.