INTRODUCTION: Relations between Sudan and Libya worsened on Friday (26 June) when the Sudanese government ordered all Libyan diplomats out of the country and recalled its own envoys from Tripoli.
GV Small crowd outside Libyan embassy, Khartoum (3 shots)
CU Embassy plaque on wall PAN UP TO shuttered windows and people waiting outside gates (2 shots)
CU President Jaafar Nimeire speaking in Nairobi
SPEECH ON FILM (TRANSCRIPT)
NIMEIRI (SEQ. 3): "...(indistinct)....we cannot go to Tripoli. I don't think...one who hasn't got any kind of principles can lead Africa. You know, the African OAU, since it was founded and up to now, is going gradually from better to better, and we are working according to our charter, to unite all the countries here in Africa....promoting our countries and developing our people. But Gadaffi is working against that. I think it is very clear that Libya, for every Head of State of Libya. That is because he did not come to any summit conference, except visiting his old friend Idi Amin in Uganda for two hours. When the summit was going on at that time, he came and then he disappeared. The invitation was, I think, send by his foreign ministry two or three years ago in Monrovia... (indistinct). As Head of State, he should come here and invite us to Tripoli and wait for us to say yes or no."
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Background: INTRODUCTION: Relations between Sudan and Libya worsened on Friday (26 June) when the Sudanese government ordered all Libyan diplomats out of the country and recalled its own envoys from Tripoli. On the same day, Sudan's President Jafaar Nimeiri, attending the current meeting of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) accused Libya of working against OAU principles.
SYNOPSIS: The Libyan embassy in Khartoum was closed soon after a bomb had exploded at the Chad embassy in the city. The Sudanese Foreign Ministry blamed Libya for the attack and immediately ordered Libyan diplomats to leave the country. This deterioration in the traditionally turbulent relations between the two nations has been brewing ever since Libya intervened to end a civil war in Chad, which had borders with both Libya and Sudan. Meanwhile, President Nimeiri attacked a suggestion that the next OAU meeting should be held in Libya.