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    THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR. TSHOMBE, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ACCUSED THE PRESIDENTS OF EGYPT, ALGERIA AND?

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    THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, MR. TSHOMBE, YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ACCUSED THE PRESIDENTS OF EGYPT, ALGERIA AND MALI OF PLOTTING TI KILL HIM AND OTHER CONGOLESE LEADERS. HE WAS ADDRESSING MORE THAN 55,000 PEOPLE IN THE HUGE KING BAUDOIN STADIUM, IN LEOPOLDVILLE.

    MR. TSHOMBE SAID HE HAD LEARNED OF A MEETING BETWEEN THE THREE PRESIDENTS, IN CAIRO, WHERE A PLAN WAS DRAWN UP TO "LAUNCH A FORCE FROM BRAZZAVILLE TO KILL ME AND OTHER LEADERS". HE SAID THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT WAS "TAKING DEFENSIVE MEASURES AGAINST THIS CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE".

    MR. TSHOMBE TOLD THE BIG CROWD THAT ALL EGYPTIAN AND ALGERIAN NATIONALS MUST "CLEAR OUT OF THE CONGO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE." IT'S NOT KNOWN HOW MANY CITIZENS OF THE TWO COUNTRIES ARE IN THE CONGO, APART FROM SOME EGYPTIAN TEACHERS WORKING WITH THE UNITED NATIONS IN LEOPOLDVILLE.

    THE CONGOLESE LEADER SPOKE OF THE "TREACHERY" OF THE ARABS. TO EMPHASISE THIS, A SCENE WAS ENACTED IN THE ARENA BEFORE THE BIG CROWD, WITH CONGOLESE SOLDIERS DRESSED FOR THEIR PARTS. FIRST IT SHOWED "ARAB" SLAVE TRADERS DESCENDING ON AFRICAN VILLAGERS, KILLING SOME AND CARRYING OFF OTHERS INTO CAPTIVITY.

    THE NEXT SCENE OF THE ARMY DEMONSTRATION SHOWED THE ARRIVAL OF "COLONIAL TROOPS" OF THE "BELGIAN FORCE PUBLIQUE," WHICH DEFEATS THE "ARABS" AND RELEASES THE "SLAVES." THE ACTION WAS SAID TO APPROXIMATE EVENTS WHICH TOOK PLACE IN 1885 - 1905.

    (MR. TSHOMBE HAD THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF LEOPOLDVILLE TO THE STADIUM TO HEAR HIM TELL ABOUT HIS RECENT EXPERIENCE IN CAIRO. THE CONGOLESE LEADER, WHO HAD TRIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO ATTEND THE NON-ALIGNED NATION'S MEETING IN CAIRO, WAS HELD FOR THREE DAYS AS A VIRTUAL PRISONER IN A PALACE THERE. HE RECEIVED A HERO'S WELCOME FROM A BIG CROWD WHEN HE RETURNED TO LEOPOLDVILLE LAST WEEK.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA41WXPZC1JHVOVJQ7VKD9BQ7G4
    Media URN:
    VLVA41WXPZC1JHVOVJQ7VKD9BQ7G4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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