• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOISE TSHOMBE OF KATANGA, WHO HAD RECEIVED A HERO'S WELCOME WHEN HE RETURNED TO ELIZABETHVILLE JUNE 24 AFTER TWO MONTHS' CAPTIVITY OF THE CONGOLESE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, WAS AGAIN THE SUBJECT OF WILD CHEERS AND APPLAUSE JUNE 25 AS HE DROVE PAST MANY THOUSANDS OF KATANGANS TO VISIT THE NATIVE VILLAGES OF PUASHI, ALBERT AND KENIA.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOISE TSHOMBE OF KATANGA, WHO HAD RECEIVED A HERO'S WELCOME WHEN HE RETURNED TO ELIZABETHVILLE JUNE 24 AFTER TWO MONTHS' CAPTIVITY OF THE CONGOLESE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT, WAS AGAIN THE SUBJECT OF WILD CHEERS AND APPLAUSE JUNE 25 AS HE DROVE PAST MANY THOUSANDS OF KATANGANS TO VISIT THE NATIVE VILLAGES OF PUASHI, ALBERT AND KENIA.

    LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER HIS RETURN, MR. TSHOMBE, AND HIS FOREIGN MINISTER, MR. KIMBA, HAD SENT A TELEGRAM TO GENERAL MOBUTU, THE CONGOLESE MILITARY LEADER, READING: "WE WELL REMEMBER YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND WE OFFER YOU ASSURANCES OF OUR LOYAL COOPERATION".

    AFTER HIS RELEASE IN LEOPOLDVILLE, MR. TSHOMBE PROMISED THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT THE COOPERATION OF KATANGA, THE RICHEST PROVINCE IN THE CONGO, TOWARDS A UNIFIED PARLIAMENT AND GOVERNMENT. HE SAID HIS ARMY SHOULD BE INTEGRATED WITH THE NATIONAL CONGOLESE ARMY, AND THE DEPUTIES FROM KATANGA WOULD ATTEND ANY FORTHCOMING MEETING OF PARLIAMENT.

    BUT IT WAS REPORTED JUNE 26 THAT HOPES OF A POLITICAL SETTLEMENT IN THE CONGO SEEMED MORE REMOTE THAN EVER. THE RECENT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN LEOPOLDVILLE AND THE STANLEYVILLE GOVERNMENT OF MR. GIZENGA THAT PARLIAMENT SHOULD MEET IN LOVANIUM UNIVERSITY WAS NOT FULFILLED. THERE WAS NO SET DATE FOR THE RECONVENING OF PARLIAMENT, THOUGH VAGUE REPORTS SAID JULY 2, JULY 7 OR JULY 14.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6VNP5Z7Q29MQ19DQOLZHVWCS2
    Media URN:
    VLVA6VNP5Z7Q29MQ19DQOLZHVWCS2
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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