Kenya's Foreign Minister, Dr. Njoroge Mungai, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday (10?
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DR. MUNGAI: "We Africans are not big powers. We do not possess arsenals of sophisticated weapons. But we are intensely interested in peace, justice, progress and good neighbourliness. Our own economies can develop only in conditions of peace and harmony. Therefore, we must play an active and austained role in bringing about an honourable, just and expeditions settlement to the Middle-East crisis under a durable structure of peace. In our view, a fresh African initiative is called for alongside the other nations to bring about the desirable peace. This would be complementary to any efforts of the Security Council to find a meaningful and just solution through pur ???fuel initiative.
African holds no credentials for violence. Africa wants a peaceful solution to problems of race and inequality in territories under slier domination and minority racist regimes. If, however, all these methods fail, then no-one should blame the Africans for raising the standard of rebellion and violence against oppression, terror and blood-shed which is inflicted on them by unrepresentative and imposed orders. If it should be necessary, Africa is ready to water the tree of liberty with blood. Responsibility for any ensuring racial conflagration must then squarely be placed at the door of the racists and the colonialists. Let this be very clearly understood both by the racists and the world community."
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Background: Kenya's Foreign Minister, Dr. Njoroge Mungai, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday (10 October) called for a fresh African initiatives to end the hostilities in the Middle East conflict.
Dr. Mungai also urged Britain, the United States, and France to bring pressure on Portugal to stop what he termed its "systematic genocide and slavery" in Africa.
He expressed Africa's desire for a peaceful settlement in Guinea: