• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA HAS COMPLETED A WEEK-LONG TOUR OF THE COUNTRY'S PROVINCES. DURING?

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    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF CONGO-KINSHASA HAS COMPLETED A WEEK-LONG TOUR OF THE COUNTRY'S PROVINCES. DURING THE TOUR HE VISITED LISALA, WHERE HE WAS BORN IN 1930. THE PRESIDENT ALSO PAID A VISIT TO A COMMANDO UNIT IN TRAINING AT KOTAKOLI.

    AT LISALA PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS GREETED BY GOVERNOR TAKIZALA AND AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD. AFTER INSPECTING THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY RECENT FLOODS THE PRESIDENT WENT ON TO OPEN THE NEW MARIE ANTOINETTE MOBUTU MATERNITY WARD AT THE LOCAL HOSPITAL.

    AFTER LISALA HE MADE A BRIEF STOP AT KOTAKOLI WHERE HE INSPECTED THE COMMANDO TRAINING CENTRE. THE COMMANDOS WERE SET UP IN 1965 AND THEY TRAIN AT THE LIEUTENANT ILUNGA CAMP. AFTER TOURING THE CENTRE THE PRESIDENT WATCHED THE COMMANDOS IN TRAINING.

    HE SAW THEM CLIMBING MOVING NETS, CRAWLING THROUGH BARBED WIRE IN BATTLE CONDITIONS AND CROSSING FIRE PITS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6C0LG022EYXCYNSLJTEENY5X7
    Media URN:
    VLVA6C0LG022EYXCYNSLJTEENY5X7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:06:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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