• Short Summary

    As daily the Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian Congo, tribal war is brought under control mixed patrols of paratroopers.

  • Description

    As daily the Ruanda-Urundi, Belgian Congo, tribal war is brought under control mixed patrols of paratroopers. Force Public soldiers and civil police guard Nyanza.

    In jeeps or on foot they patrol the city and roads reading out into the battleground. Occasionally a prisoner is taken or a body found.

    More troops have been flown into the province to quell the warring factions. Many Africans have been arrested by the Belgian authorities, and several hundred have been killed in battle in jungle, village and field.

    Secretary-General of the Ruanda National Union, Michel Rwagasana, said in Brussles, Nov. 16, he intends going to New York to request that a UN inquiry commission goes immediately to Ruanda-Urundi.

    In the Belgian Parliament, Minister for the Congo, Auguste de Schrijver, said there would no objections to a UN Trusteeship Council mission visiting Belgian Congo before the 1960 local elections.

    The civil war is attributed to fear among several tribes that the numerically smaller but much stronger Watutsi tribe will dominate the country when Belgium eventually gibes up the area. There has been a plea for eventually gives up the area. There has been a plea for partitioning the province when independence comes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4W1UJ3QVL6953B888Y6JTSI2U
    Media URN:
    VLVA4W1UJ3QVL6953B888Y6JTSI2U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:04:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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