• Short Summary

    WITH TALKS BETWEEN FEDERAL NIGERIA AND BIAFRA IN DEADLOCK, NEGOTIATORS FROM BOTH SIDES PREPARED TO MEET IN ADDIS ABABA AGAIN TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A TWO-DAY BREAK.

  • Description


    AFRICA HALL; CHIEF ENAHORO SPEAKS (SOF).



    TRANSCRIPT: INT.: THE OTHER SIDE SEEM TO HAVE BEEN A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED THAT THERE WASN'T A TRUCE DURING THE TALKS AND THEY SAID THEY DECLARED A UNILATERAL TRUCE. THEY SAID THAT, FAR FROM THIS, THAT IN FACT THERE HAS BEEN AN INTENSIFICATION OF THE WAR ON ALL FRONTS. IS THIS TRUE?



    ENAHORO: WELL, FIGHTING HAS GONE ON ALL THE TIME. WE DID FORCE, BEFORE KAMPALA, AND AFTER, IN THE HOPE THAT THEY WOULD TALK MORE AMICABLY, AND IN THE HOPE THAT WHEN THEY REALISED WHAT EFFECTS OF SUCCESS IN BLOCKADES, EFFECTIVE BLOCKADES, COULD BE, THEY MIGHT TALK MORE READILY. THE BLOCKADE HAS BEEN MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE THAN ANYBODY THOUGHT TO BEGIN WITH. ACCORDING TO THEM, THOUSANDS ARE DYING, AND THEY ARE ARGUING ABOUT ACCESS ROUTES FOR RELIEF SUPPLIES. AS I SAID IN LONDON NOT SO LONG AGO, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO PEOPLE BEHIND REBEL LINES, IF WE AGREE THEY ARE NIGERIANS, WHICH WE DO. AND I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THE WORLD CAN REALLY SIT BACK AND HAVE THOUSANDS DIE IN THERE MERELY BECAUSE THE REBELS DO NOT PERMIT SUPPLIES TO GO THROUGH. SO IF THERE HAS BEEN ANY RENEWED FIGHTING, IT'S AS MUCH TO TRY AND BRING THIS WHOLE BUSINESS TO AN END AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, AS TO OPEN UP RELIEF ROUTES.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: WITH TALKS BETWEEN FEDERAL NIGERIA AND BIAFRA IN DEADLOCK, NEGOTIATORS FROM BOTH SIDES PREPARED TO MEET IN ADDIS ABABA AGAIN TODAY (FRIDAY) AFTER A TWO-DAY BREAK. NIGERIA'S CHIEF NEGOTIATOR, CHIEF ANTHONY ENAHORO, COMMENTED ON THE CONTINUATION OF THE WAR.

    THE BIAFRAN DELEGATION, LED BY PROFESSOR ENI NJOKU, WAS TODAY PREPARING TO REPLY TO A NINE-POINT PLAN SUBMITTED BY CHIEF ENAHORO, AIMED AT ENDING THE FOURTEEN-MONTH CIVIL WAR.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABY6ZL6JJNT0RTBNQY7MBI861Q
    Media URN:
    VLVABY6ZL6JJNT0RTBNQY7MBI861Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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