• Short Summary

    THE DISARMING OF PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S TROOPS GOT UNDERWAY AT THE END OF THIS WEEK AS CONGO PREMIER CYRILLE ADOULA SET FEB 5 AS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RE-INTEGRATION OF KATANGA PROVINCE INTO THE CONGO REPUBLIC.

  • Description

    THE DISARMING OF PRESIDENT TSHOMBE'S TROOPS GOT UNDERWAY AT THE END OF THIS WEEK AS CONGO PREMIER CYRILLE ADOULA SET FEB 5 AS THE DEADLINE FOR THE RE-INTEGRATION OF KATANGA PROVINCE INTO THE CONGO REPUBLIC. TSHOMBE HAS ALREADY REQUESTED A UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE TO SIT IN ON THE UNIFICATION TALKS.

    WITH THE TAKING OF THE LAST KATANGESE STRONGHOLD, KOLWEZI, UN TROOPS BEGAN DISARMING THE LAST OF THE LOYAL KATANGESE ARMY. THE SOLDIERS GAVE UP THEIR ARMS WITH APPARENT RELUCTANCE. UN SOLDIERS LOADED THE ARMS ON TRUCKS. TSHOMBE PROTESTED AT FIRST OVER THE METHOD OF DISARMAMENT, BUT THE UN SHOW OF FORCE AND FIRM STAND OVERRODE HIS OBJECTIONS.

    THE UN ALSO SUPERVISED TSHOMBE'S FINAL EXIT FROM KOLWEZI; HIS PARADE THROUGH THE TOWN AND FINAL LEAVE TAKING. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY TRUCKLOADS OF HIS FOLLOWERS WITH THEIR POSSESSIONS ALSO LEAVING KOLWEZI FOR THEIR HOME VILLAGES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7F6U0NOTA3CQHYN90PXDD2RZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7F6U0NOTA3CQHYN90PXDD2RZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/01/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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