Resolution Territories under Portuguese Domination

CM/Res. 151 (XI)



The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, meeting in its Eleventh Ordinary Session in Algiers, Algeria, from 4 to 12 September 1968,

Noting the reports of the Administrative Secretary General of the Liberation Committee and of the Committee of Five on Angola,

Recalling the relevant resolutions adopted by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government and by the Council of Ministers,

Welcoming the progress achieved by African nationalists in their legitimate liberation struggle,

Deploring the assistance of all kinds which Portugal receives from its NATO allies and from its economic and financial partners,

Gravely concerned at the threats and the acts of aggression constantly perpetrated by Portugal against the African States adjacent to the territories under its domination,

Reaffirming its conviction that the crimes perpetrated by Portugal against African peoples constitute an odious crime against mankind,

  1. REAFFIRMS the legitimacy of the struggle waged by the peoples fighting against Portugal’s colonialist oppression;

  1. FIRMLY CONDEMNS the odious crimes of genocide committed by Portugal, in flagrant violation of the United Nations Charter, through the use of napalm, poison

gases and other weapons against African peoples fighting for their freedom and independence, which constitutes a threat to international peace and security;

  1. CONDEMNS Portugal for the acts of aggression committed against the independent States adjacent to the territories under its domination;

  1. CONDEMNS Portugal for its persistent refusal to acknowledge the right to self determination and independence of the peoples in the territories under its domination, in defiance of the United Nations resolutions;

  1. VIGOROUSLY CONDEMNS NATO for its military assistance and requests Member States of NATO to desist from affording Portugal the economic and military assistance which enables it to continue its colonialist war;

  1. CONDEMNS the unholy alliance between Portugal and the racist minority regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia, which is designed to perpetuate colonialism and oppression in the southern part of Africa;

  1. APPEALS to the Member States of the OAU to grant additional material assistance to the liberation movement in order to enable them to restore the economy and organize the lives of the populations of the liberated areas;

  1. REQUESTS the African Group at the United Nations to take action so as to ensure the application of mandatory sanctions against Portugal in accordance with Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter;

  1. APPEALS to all states to extend both moral and material assistance to those engaged in the legitimate struggle against Portuguese oppression in Africa;

  1. CONGRATULATES THE African nationalists on their continued progress in the legitimate struggle for the liberation of their countries and calls on them to maintain

good relations with all the member States of the Organization in the best interest of the struggle which they are waging.

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