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    INTRODUCTION: President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire has recalled the army commander of Shaba Province who has been fighting an invasion force said to be from Angola, according to the Zaire news agency, Azap.

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    INTRODUCTION: President Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire has recalled the army commander of Shaba Province who has been fighting an invasion force said to be from Angola, according to the Zaire news agency, Azap. The officer concerned said that fighting was going on 80 kilometres (50 miles) west of Kolwezi, the important copper mining centre in Shaba. Nigeria is reported to have agreed to act as a mediator between Zaire and Angola. Nigerian Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Joseph Garba, arrived in Zaire on Thursday (31 March).

    SYNOPSIS: He flew to Kinshasa and was met by Zaire's Foreign Minister, Nguzoa Karl-I-Bond, who was the centre of recent speculation about President Mobutu's position.

    President Mobutu has denied a report in Le Monde, the influential French newspaper, that the planned to resign and go into exile, handing over the his Foreign Minister. The Nigerian envoy met President Mobutu the same day. Mr. Garba's Mission will also take him to Luanda, capital of Angola.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4EP8BRHDVUPKIA3W4K41CESRY
    Media URN:
    VLVA4EP8BRHDVUPKIA3W4K41CESRY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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