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    The 13th summit meeting of the heads of state in the Organisation of African Unity, the OAU, continued in Mauritius over the weekend.

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    GV INT Delegates seated.

    CU Idi Amin

    SV Waldheim speaking

    SV Delegates from Sudan and Seychelles

    SV Tembo speaking

    SV EXT. Seychelles leader Mancham arrives and greeted at air airport by Mauritius Finance Minister, entering car and driving off. (4 shots)

    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 3: WALDHEIM: "We are fully aware that there has been no solution yet of the problem concerning the unity and territorial integrity of that new state. I understand the anxiety which this matter is causing to the people and government of the Comoros and I wish to assure them that the position adopted by the United Nations in their favour remains unchanged"

    SEQ. 5: TEMBO: "In their objectives the people of Africa are still frustrated. They've been incited by the regime of dominance in South Africa and occasionally ventured out on aggressions to inflict matricide, damage, pillage. They will forms an African state, like Angola."

    The resolution condemning New Zealand asks that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban New Zealand from the Olympics. It also called on all member-states to consider all appropriate action, including non-participation in the Games if New Zealand was allowed to compete. In a resolution on the recent race riots in South Africa, the ministers affirmed that the only effective guarantee for the African people of South Africa against a repetition of the massacres was "the launching of an armed struggle for the seizure of power by the people."

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    Background: The 13th summit meeting of the heads of state in the Organisation of African Unity, the OAU, continued in Mauritius over the weekend. Delegates heard speeches by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim, and the leader of the South African National Congress, Oliver Tembo. Doctor Waldheim spoke on the dispute involving the Comoros, which gained independence from France last year. One of the main reasons for the meeting is to formulate policy on South Africa and Mr. Tembo gave his views on the latest developments in the country.

    SYNOPSIS: Doctor Waldheim congratulated the people of the Comoros on their independence.

    Then Mr. Tembo spoke on South Africa.

    One of the leaders attending the summit was the President of the newly independent Seychelles, James Mancham. His presence was termed proof of the irreversibility of the process of decolonisation by summit speakers. President Mancham and the other leaders will be asked to endorse several resolutions adopted by a meeting of OAU foreign ministers last week. These include a condemnation of New zealand for its rugby tour of South Africa.

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