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    AN APPEAL TO THE CONGO. IT WAS MADE IN NAIROBI ON TUESDAY BY THE KENYA?

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    1.
    CU.KENYATTA SPEAKING
    2.52


    TRANSCRIPT: MR. KENYATTA (SOF):



    "SINCE INDEPENDENCE THE PEOPLE ON THE CONGO HAVE ENDURED GREAT PRIVATIONS AND IT IS IN THEIR INTERESTS THAT THEY SHOULD BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN PEACE AND UNITY. THE ATMOSPHERE OF HOSTILITY, TENSION AND DESTRUCTION SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO AN END. A GROUND SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR CONSTRUCTIVE TALKS AND AN ELEMENT OF TRUST, CO-OPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING ESTABLISHED. IN ORDER THAT THE COMMISSION MAY FULFIL ITS RESPONSIBILITIES I APPEAL TO YOU AFRICAN BROTHERS IN THE CONGO WHO ARE ENGAGED IN FIGHTING TO LAY DOWN ARMS. THE PRIME MINISTER OF CONGO, LEOPOLDVILLE, HAS GIVEN A SOLEMN UNDERTAKING THAT HE WOULD GUARANTEE THE SECURITY OF COMBATANTS WHO LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS SO AS TO SEEK WITH THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY, A SOLUTION THAT WOULD MAKE POSSIBLE NATIONAL RECONCILIATION AND RESTORATION OF ORDER IN THE CONGO. AS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMISSION, IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE COMMISSION WORKS IN AN ATMOSPHERE OF HARMONY AND IMPARTIALITY. I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT AFRICAN PEOPLE CAN SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS AMICABLY. YOUR IMMEDIATE AND MAXIMUM CO-OPERATION IS NEEDED. I APPEAL TO YOU THEREFORE, TO STOP FIGHTING AT ONCE AND TO LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS IN A SPIRIT OF AFRICAN UNITY. I AM CONFIDENT THAT THE GOODWILL AND THE CO-OPERATION OF THE CONGO STRENGTHENED BY THE SYMPATHY AND GOOD WISHES OF THE ENTIRE AFRICAN CONTINENT WILL BRING ABOUT A POPULAR VICTORY AND GOOD HOPE IN THE CONGO. ONLY IN UNITY, PEACE AND PROSPERITY CAN WE ACHIEVE THIS WORLD AIM. LONG LIVE AFRICAN UNITY. LONG LIVE AFRICAN BROTHERHOOD."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: AN APPEAL TO THE CONGO. IT WAS MADE IN NAIROBI ON TUESDAY BY THE KENYA PRIME MINISTER, MR. KENYATTA, SPEAKING AS CHAIRMAN OF THE RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY THE O.A.U. (ORGANISATION FOR AFRICAN UNITY.)
    AFTER EXPLAINING TO THE PEOPLE OF KENYA THAT THE COMMITTEE WOULD MEET IN NAIROBI UNDER HIS CHAIRMANSHIP TOMORROW (FRIDAY) MR. KENYATTA DELIVERED HIS MESSAGE TO THE PEOPLE OF THE CONGO, LEOPOLDVILLE. HE ASKED THEM TO STOP FIGHTING, SAYING THEY SHOULD LAY DOWN THEIR ARMS IN THE SPIRIT OF AFRICAN UNITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAATXB2GNDKXXA54EOGB45RT2O8
    Media URN:
    VLVAATXB2GNDKXXA54EOGB45RT2O8
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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