• Short Summary

    ZAMBIA IS CONTINUING TO HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING ITS COPPER TO PORT THROUGH CONGOLESE TERRITORY, AS A RESULT OF THE CONGO'S BAN ON ALL COPPER SHIPMENTS.

  • Description

    ZAMBIA IS CONTINUING TO HAVE DIFFICULTY GETTING ITS COPPER TO PORT THROUGH CONGOLESE TERRITORY, AS A RESULT OF THE CONGO'S BAN ON ALL COPPER SHIPMENTS. THE CONGO'S ACTION IS AIMED AT PREVENTING EXPORTS FROM ITS PROVINCE OF KATANGA FOLLOWING A DISPUTE WITH THE BELGIAN MINING COMPANY, UNION MINIERE.

    THE BORDER POST SHOWN IS AT MOKAMBO, 10 MILES (16 KLM) FROM MUFULIRA, ON ZAMBIA'S COPPERBELT. WHILE AFRICANS OF ANY NATIONALITY ARE ALLOWED BY THE CONGOLESE OFFICIALS TO PASS THROUGH, ALL EUROPEANS INCLUDING THOSE WHO WORK IN THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT - ARE BEING HELD UP. THE CONGO SAYS IT MAY REOPEN THE BORDER TO EUROPEANS NEXT THURSDAY.

    THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT IS GEOLOGIC EXTENSION OF THE CONGOLESE COPPERBELT, WHICH IS MINED EXTENSIVELY BY UNION MINIERE. AFTER THE COMPANY REFUSED TO MOVE ITS HEADQUARTERS FROM BRUSSELS TO THE CONGO, THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT BANNED ALL COPPER EXPORTS AND IS SETTING UP A COMPANY TO REPLACE UNION MINIERE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA39IGXJC1UOKWSLA1CXITH189D
    Media URN:
    VLVA39IGXJC1UOKWSLA1CXITH189D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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