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    1. GV & SV Angolan Embassy in France (2 shots) 0.05
    2. SCUs Nujoma speaking (5 shots) 1.54
    TRANSCRIPT FOR SEQUENCE TWO: NUJOMA: "The political situation in Namibia has reached a very critical stage, critical in the sense that the forces of national liberation in Namibia are fighting with determination to see to it that colonialism, racism, fascism, and exploitation of man by man is liquidated from Namibia and from the rest of the face of the African continent. On the one hand in the presence of racism, fascism, and colonialism and imperialism as represented by the Pretoria racist regime are increasing their repression against the Namibian people particularly the civilian population with a view to suppress the political aspirations and the demand of the Namibian people to self determination and genuine national independence. Therefore, there is the fighting, the fighting is going on, the war is on, the war is being intensified. And there is no doubt that the outcome of the war will be on the side of the oppressed people of Namibia who are residing against oppression, that France -- as a member of the Contact Group and in their capacity as a permanent member of the Security Council -- will support the just struggle of the Namibian people."

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    Background: PARIS, FRANCE

    Mr. Sam Nujoma, the leader of the South West Africa People's Organisation (SWAPO), has been in Paris for talks with French Foreign Minister Claude Cheysson. This followed a series of meetings with other Western officials, which have given rise to hopes that a negotiated settlement to the Namibian question might be near. In Washington, the State Department announced on July 13 that all parties to the dispute had accepted the principles for a constituent assembly and a constitution for an independent Namibia. The Department said all concerned agreed that an election method must be found and its implementation not be delayed. There was, the Department said, general agreement that a single system of voting should be used throughout Namibia, using either proportional representation or single member constituencies. The department expected resolution of all the issues within a month. In Paris, Mr. Nujoma declined to confirm the State Department announcement. But he said he would be only too happy to go to Washington or New York to sing an agreement.


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