A meeting of officials of eight independent African nations, that begun on 14th April, is an unprecedented point in the history of the African continent.
L.V. Inscription over map, "Conference of Independence African States"
S.V. Map of Africa, showing the eight States participating in the conference.
S.V.Pan Down- 8 symbols of the 8 States.
S.V. Africans fixing signs of various States over door.
S.C.U. Man fixing Libya sign.
C.U. Man fixing United Arab Republic Sign.
G.V. Joint Secretariat meeting.
S.V. Group at table.
S.C.U. Mr. Fausi from United Arab Republic at table.
G.T.V. Men preparing Conference room.
C.U. Inscriptions on Dr. Nkruma's statue.
G.V.Pan From Nkruma's statue to Parliament House where the Conference will be held.
S.C.U. Old road signboards.
S.V. Native pulling down signboard, next to it is the new one.
G.V. The Ambassador Hotel where the Secretariats to the Delegation are staying.
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Background: A meeting of officials of eight independent African nations, that begun on 14th April, is an unprecedented point in the history of the African continent. The various representatives are to discuss a whole range of subjects, including inter-African trade and relations, and from the context of a speech by Dr. Nkrumah, Prime Minister of Ghana, welcoming the delegates, it would seem that the matter of African countries under the rule of foreign powers will be touched on.
Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia, and the United Arab Republic (Egypt and Syria) are represented for the Accra conference. The Ethiopian delegation is headed by Prince Sahle Selassie, that of Ghana by Dr. Nkrumah, that of Liberia by President Tubman, and the others by the Foreign Ministers.
The conference will probably last for seven to eight days, the first and the final sessions being held in public.
The conference has one wall decorated with a map of the African continent with flags marking the countries sending delegates to the meeting. The enthusiasm of the Ghana Government is such that several streets in the capital have been renamed, the names of the countries attending the conference being substituted in many instances.
In the Parliament building, here the delegates will meet, committee rooms and offices have been allocated for the representatives.