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    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU, OF CONGO-KINSHASA, RETURNED TO KINSHASA LAST SUNDAY AFTER AN EXTENSIVE EUROPEAN TOUR.?

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    PRESIDENT AND MME MOBUTU LEAVE AIRCRAFT; GREETED BY INTERIOR MINISTER AND ARMED FORCES CHIEF; PRESIDENT MOBUTU ACROSS TARMAC AND BOWS TO FLAG; GREETED BY CABINET MINISTERS; MOTORCADE; RALLY AT PARC DE LA REVOLUTION.




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    Background: PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU, OF CONGO-KINSHASA, RETURNED TO KINSHASA LAST SUNDAY AFTER AN EXTENSIVE EUROPEAN TOUR. THE PRESIDENT ALSO VISITED LIBERIA, WHERE HE ATTENDED THE O.A.U. STANDING COMMITTEE'S MEETING ON NIGERIA.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU AND MADAME MOBUTU WERE GREETED BY A LARGE CROWD WHEN THEIR AIRCRAFT LANDED AT KINSHASA'S NDJILI AIRPORT.

    THEY WERE OFFICIALLY WELCOMED BY MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, M. JOSEPH N'SINGA AND ARMED FORCES CHIEF GENERAL BOBOZO.

    HUGE CROWDS LINED THE ROUTE OF THE PRESIDENT'S MOTORCADE INTO THE CITY FROM THE AIRPORT.

    THE PRESIDENT THEN DROVE TO KINSHASA'S PARC DE LA REVOLUTION WHERE HE GAVE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COUNTRY'S ESTABLISHMENT AND OFFICIAL ORGANISATION A BRIEF OUTLINE OF THE RESULTS OF HIS TOUR.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU ALSO DENOUNCED RUMOURS THAT HE HAD BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT JOSEPH KASAVUBU.

    THE PRESIDENT WAS IN GERMANY WHEN THE FORMER PRESIDENT DIED ON MARCH 24.

    SOME MEMBERS OF MR. KASAVUBU'S BAKONGO TRIBE COMMENTED UNFAVOURABLY BECAUSE PRESIDENT MOBUTU DID NOT RETURN FOR THE FUNERAL.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAID CONGO-KINSHASA WAS THE ONLY AFRICAN COUNTRY UNDER MILITARY RULE WHERE A FORMER PRESIDENT HAD BEEN ALLOWED TO REMAIN FREE. TOMORROW (SATURDAY) HE WILL LAY A WREATH ON THE GRAVE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3G53EUTH1GKBF3QC8JJMVUEAU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3G53EUTH1GKBF3QC8JJMVUEAU
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/04/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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