• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: The President of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) in Namibia (South West Africa), Mr.

  • Description

    1.
    CU INTERIOR SWAPO leader San Nujoma speaking to newsmen at Addis Ababa airport PAN TO newsmen
    1.09

    2.
    SV Nujoma shaking hands with Ethiopian Foreign Minister, Felek Giorgis, and other government members, and they sit down
    1.28

    3.
    CU Giorgis talking with Nujoma (2 shots)
    1.41

    4.
    SV Nujoma entering room, greeted by Mengistu Haile Mariam and other Ethiopian leaders
    1.55

    5.
    CU Giorgis writing
    1.58

    6.
    SVs Nujoma and Mengistu talking (3 shots)
    2.21


    SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)



    NUJOMA (SEQ 1): "We have just learned from the imperialist Press that the United States of America has even gone to the extent of supplying technical knowledge and know-how to the racist authorities in Pretoria. And South Africa is boasting of now being in a position to produce nuclear weapons. But we are not to be threatened by the nuclear weapons. The Americans themselves were defeated in Vietnam while they were in possession of those nuclear weapons. Ours is a people's struggle. So long as there is a single Namibian existing in that country, the struggle will continue until independence is achieved."





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    Background: INTRODUCTION: The President of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO) in Namibia (South West Africa), Mr. Sam Nujoma, has accused the United States of helping South Africa to produce nuclear weapons. He also said that other Western nations -- notably Britain, France and West Germany -- were supplying what he called weapons of human destruction to South Africa. Mr. Nujoma made these attacks on Wednesday (4 February) at a news conference when he arrived in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Nujoma had given the news conference as soon as he arrived in Addis Ababa. He then went to speak with a party of Ethiopian officials, which included Foreign Minister, Dr. Felk Giorgis. The Namibian guerrilla leader had flown in from Nigeria, where he'd had talks with President Alhaji Shehu Shagari.

    While in Lagos, Mr. Nujoma had discussed Nigerian aid for SWAPO's bid to achieve independence from South African authority.

    Mr. Nujoma had also told the news conference his organisation would press for the United Nations to impose wide-ranging sanctions against South Africa, while intensifying its armed struggle. He said the Western nations had previously exercised their veto power at the U.N. on behalf of South Africa. Mr. Nujoma was introduced here to the Ethiopian Head of State, Mengistu Haile Mariam, and other leaders.

    Mr. Nujoma said later he'd been encouraged by his talks with Colonel Mengistu, with their discussions coming only a few weeks after a United Nations conference on Namibian independence had ended in deadlock. Mr. Nujoma said on Friday (6 February) that armed struggle was the only way to force South Africa into negotiations on his country's future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAF9Y4PNS295SEVOY7R633VBKS
    Media URN:
    VLVAAF9Y4PNS295SEVOY7R633VBKS
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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