At the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Gabon, Mr Leon Mebiame has said the Western powers must put pressure on south Africa to fulfil its obligations in Namibia.
CU: Gabonese Prime Minister Leon Mebiame speaking at the United Nations General Assembly and delegates listening. (4 shots)
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Background: At the United Nations, the Prime Minister of Gabon, Mr Leon Mebiame has said the Western powers must put pressure on south Africa to fulfil its obligations in Namibia.
SYNOPSIS: Mr Mebiame called on the General Assembly to act immediately to avoid a situation where the freedom fighters of Namibia could reach desperation point. He said the U.N. had to act before the fighters chose alliance with the Devil to obtain freedom and independence for their country.
Mr Mebiame said that, in a world divided numerous different political ideologies, the Devil was always the final enemy.
Mr Mebiame said the agreement taken by the United States, Britain, France, Canada and West Germany was a good and useful initiative. But Mr Mebiame said Gabon was very surprised that its president, El Hadj Omar Bongo, who is head of the Organisation for African Unity, had not been invited by the five powers to the negotiations to find a programme for Namibia's independence. The debate is to continue.