• Short Summary

    TERROR IN THE CONGO. ARMED BANDITS WERE TONIGHT (TUESDAY) STILL ROAMING THE STRIFE-TORN KWILU REGION?

  • Description

    TERROR IN THE CONGO. ARMED BANDITS WERE TONIGHT (TUESDAY) STILL ROAMING THE STRIFE-TORN KWILU REGION AFTER WEEKS OF KILLING, PLUNDERING AND LOOTING. "THEY'RE ALL OVER THE PLACE," SAID A REPORT FROM AN OUTPOST.

    HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN SHUTTLING TO AND FROM LEOPOLDVILLE EVACUATING ROMAN CATHOLIC MISSIONARIES AND CONGOLESE IN THEIR CARE. THEY, TOO HAVE MET ARMED RESISTANCE. ONE HELICOPTERS WAS BROUGHT DOWN BY AN ARROW YESTERDAY.

    MEANWHILE, THE EVACUEES ARE BEING BILLETED IN LEOPOLDVILLE SCHOOLS. ON SUNDAY, THE CONGOLESE PRIME MINISTER, M. CYRILLE ADOULA, VISITED A GROUP AT A ROMAN CATHOLIC GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

    LED BY MONSEIGNEUR TOUSSAINT, BISHOP OF IDIOFA, THE GROUP, INCLUDING NUNS, TEACHERS AND CHILDREN, HAD BEEN FLOWN OUT OF THE WESTERN KWILU.

    M. ADOULA PROMISED THAT THE GOVERNMENT WOULD TAKE EVERY POSSIBLE MEASURE TO RE-ESTABLISH ORDER IN KWILU AND PERMIT THEM TO RETURN TO THEIR POSTS. "YOU ARE NOT REFUGEES," HE SAID. "YOU ARE EVACUEES."
    TAKING A SMALL CHILD INTO HIS ARMS, HE ASKED HER: "ARE YOU SCARED? "NO," SHE REPLIED, "I'M NOT AFRAID." "SO YOU SEE," HE TOLD THE OTHERS, "YOU SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID. EITHER."
    BY TONIGHT, 106 MISSIONARIES AND TEACHERS HAD BEEN EVACUATED FROM ISOLATED AREAS IN KWILU. THE ARMED BANDS, MOSTLY YOUTHS, ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE COMMUNIST BACKING.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5RFP2OVVAUDXNVNDMEDE0XXAN
    Media URN:
    VLVA5RFP2OVVAUDXNVNDMEDE0XXAN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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