The Conference of Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers in Guyana has declared that the African people are left with no alternative but to intensify their armed struggle for liberation.
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SCU Reporter interviewing Kenyan Foreign Minister Mungai.
GV Temporary residence of Ghanaian Foreign Minister.
CU Ghanaian Foreign Minister Aferi.
REPORTER MARTIN DAVIS: Do you believe armed struggle is the most affective way to accelerate decolonisation in the Africa of today?
DR. MUNGAI: Not necessary because there are other methods that can be tried. You only resort to armed struggle when the others have failed.....or when you have talked to a deef car. And here in Africa, as you know, we are trying different methods all at the same time. You remember, two years ago, the Organisation of African Unity sent a decolonisation mission to Europe, which was led by President Kaunda of Zambia. I was a member of that mission. This was to explain to certain European countries exactly what the African means by wanting liberation for the colonised people, and also we explained to them the atrocities that are caused by Portuguese troops, who are now stationed in Portugal, in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea, and to show the folly of providing white racist regimes in Africa with weapons, or dangerous weapons, whether they call them offensive or defensive they are there to oppress Africans and to assault and to attack the independent states of Africa.
DAVIS: Sir, do you feel that in any way this conference will be looked at in future time as a landmark for the African liberation movement.
MAJOR GENERAL AFERI: Yes, I think so. In view of the fact that this is the first time that a conference of this sort has been held in the Latin American sphere and we have managed for example to bring all the developing countries, you know into the ambit of this philosophy. We got Brazil for example attending this for the first time. We hope that this is a very encouraging sign because hitherto, Brazil perhaps never looked at black population as the oppressed. The thought they were probably Portuguese or something like that or the metropolitan Portugal. But for the first time they realise this isn't so and we are getting them on our side.
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Background: The Conference of Non-Aligned Foreign Ministers in Guyana has declared that the African people are left with no alternative but to intensify their armed struggle for liberation.
The future of the African Liberation movement was the subject of much discussion at the conference, which ended on Saturday in Georgetown.
On Saturday (August 12), Visnews reporter Martin Davis spoke with the Kenyan Foreign Minister, Doctor Njoroge Mungai, and the Ghanaian Foreign Minister, Major-General Aferi, about the movement.