• Short Summary

    IN ELISABETHVILLE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE MINISTER FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE, M. JEROME ANANY, INSPECTED?

  • Description

    IN ELISABETHVILLE YESTERDAY (SATURDAY), THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE MINISTER FOR NATIONAL DEFENCE, M. JEROME ANANY, INSPECTED CONGOLESE TROOPS. SOME WERE FORMER MEMBERS OF THE KATANGESE GENDARMERIE. M. ANANY WAS ACCOMPANIED BY M.JOSEPH ILEO, RESIDENT CONGOLESE MINISTER IN SOUTH KATANGA.

    BIG CROWDS TURNED OUT TO WATCH THE TROOPS MARCH PAST. M. ANANY TOOK THE SALUTE. A GROUP OF TRUMPETERS LED THE MARCH-PAST, MUCH TO THE CROWD'S ENJOYMENT.

    ALTHOUGH KATANGA'S SECESSION IS NOW OVER, THE SITUATION REMAINS UNEASY. CLASHES ARE FREQUENT BETWEEN CONGOLESE TROOPS AND THE KATANGA POLICE. UNITED NATIONS ETHIOPIAN TROOPS ARE ALSO STATIONED THERE.

    NORTH OF ELISABETHVILLE, FIERCE FIGHTING BETWEEN RIVAL AFRICAN GROUPS LAST WEEKEND COST AT LEAST 52 LIVES. UNITED NATIONS INDONESIAN TROOPS IN JADOTVILLE, THE COPPER AND COBALT INDUSTRY CENTRE, WERE UNABLE TO CONTROL THE SITUATION AND THE ETHIOPIANS WERE CALLED IN. PRESIDENT TSHOMBE OF KATANGA BLAMED JASON SENDWE, THE FORMER CONGOLESE VICE-PREMIER, OF HAVING STARTED THE FIGHTING "FOR POLITICAL AND PERSONAL AMBITION".

    THINGS HAVE BEEN UNEASY, TOO, IN LEOPOLDVILLE, THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE CAPITAL. THE COALITION GOVERNMENT WAS FORCED TO EXTENSIVELY RESHUFFLE ITS CABINET LAST WEEK IN AN ATTEMPT TO CURB INTENSE PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION. THE CONGOLESE SENATE LAST NIGHT GAVE A SOLID VOTE OF CONFIDENCE TO THE REORGANISED GOVERNMENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3GSPHPO0OR1DDBGUH3DQIIL2S
    Media URN:
    VLVA3GSPHPO0OR1DDBGUH3DQIIL2S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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