• Short Summary

    PRESIDENTS JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA AND KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA ADDRESSED THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UGANDA PEOPLE'S CONGRESS IN UGANDA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), STRESSING THE THEME OF AFRICAN UNITY.

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    CONGRESS IN PROGRESS; VARIOUS SPEAKERS.




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    Background: PRESIDENTS JULIUS NYERERE OF TANZANIA AND KENNETH KAUNDA OF ZAMBIA ADDRESSED THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE UGANDA PEOPLE'S CONGRESS IN UGANDA YESTERDAY (FRIDAY), STRESSING THE THEME OF AFRICAN UNITY. LAST NIGHT UGANDAN HEAD OF STATE, DOCTOR MILTON OBOTE, WAS RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE CONGRESS FOR A FURTHER SEVEN YEARS.

    DR. OBOTE HAS BEEN THE PARTY'S PRESIDENT SINCE ITS FORMATION EIGHT YEARS AGO. IN EARLIER CONFERENCE PARTY MEMBERS WERE TOLD THAT DR. OBOTE HAD PROPOSED AN AMENDMENT TO REDUCE THE PERIOD OF HIS APPOINTMENT TO THREE YEARS. THE MEETING ROARED "SEVEN YEARS", AND THE ORIGINAL CLAUSE WAS RETAINED.

    DR. OBOTE OPENED THE CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY, AND SAID THE TWO PRINCIPAL SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION WOULD BE ADOPTION OF A NEW PARTY CONSTITUTION AND THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF UGANDA.

    IN HIS ADDRESS YESTERDAY PRESIDENT NYERERE SAID HE STILL HOPED TO SEE TANZANIA, UGANDA AND KENYA BECOME PAST OF A LARGER UNIT. "WE ARE PART OF THE MOVEMENT FOR THE REAL FREEDOM, THE UNITY AND THE PROGRESS OF THE PEOPLE OF AFRICA, "HE SAID.

    PRESIDENT KAUNDA CONCENTRATED ON THE NEED FOR AFRICAN CO-OPERATION, PARTICULARLY IN THE EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA. "IT IS CLEAR," HE SAID, "THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF UGANDA, WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE PARTY, HAS DONE ITS BEST TO ENCOURAGE HE MAXIMUM POSSIBLE CO-OPERATION WITH NOT ONLY HER EAST AFRICAN NEIGHBOURS, BUT ALSO OTHERS IN THE EMERGING COMMUNITY OF EASTERN AND CENTRAL AFRICAN NATIONS.

    BOTH PRESIDENT NYERERE AND KAUNDA HAVE RETURNED HOME. THEY WERE SEEN OFF BY DR. OBOTE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADSYF7XS6TDS4R35BC6OPTXXN5
    Media URN:
    VLVADSYF7XS6TDS4R35BC6OPTXXN5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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