Israeli's raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda and problems over Rhodesia and Western Sahara are expected to force African leaders to prolong the summit the meeting of the organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Mauritius.
GV: President Ould Daddah (left) with aid walking from village
CU: Ramgoolan enters OAU conference centre
CU: Mancham walks into hall.
CU: Bishop Muzorewa enters
CU: Nkomo enters
CU and SV INTERIOR Banti(left) seated talking to Nimieri
GV INTERIOR: OAU hall
CU: ONU addressing conference
ONU: "Kenya too was aggressed and therefore condemns most unreservedly this blatant aggression and violation of our air space. We therefore urge this congress assembly to condemn unreservedly this naked Israeli aggression against one of our OAU member states; and violation of our air space. Kenya cannot therefore be held responsible in any manner or form for collaboration with those forces hostile to Africa".
Ugandan President Idi Amin had accused Kenya of collaboration with Israel by providing landing facilities for the three radio planes. Sources quoted by Reuters say President Amin threatened that Uganda has no long-range bombers with which to attack Kenya but he added "other countries which are enemies of Kenya do have such bombers".
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Background: Israeli's raid on Entebbe airport in Uganda and problems over Rhodesia and Western Sahara are expected to force African leaders to prolong the summit the meeting of the organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Mauritius.
SYNOPSIS: Some of the leaders have already condemned Israel for its raid and the summit is to hold a debate on the subject. Observers say it's expected to be heated, with members supporting either Uganda and Somalia or Kenya and Ethiopia. And on Sunday Nigeria gave Mozambique a quarter of a million dollars for the liberation fight in Rhodesia. This was challenged by rival wings of the African National Council (ANC).
President Jaafar Nimeiri of Sudan, who survived a coup attempt last week, was at the meeting. Initially, though, he limited himself to holding talks with Ethiopia's premier, Brigadier General Teferi Banti, seen here on the left of the picture.
OAU spokesman, Peter Onu, read Kenya's reply to charges of complicity in the Israeli raid on the hijackers at Entebbe airport.