• Short Summary

    THE SITUATION IN THE CONGO'S KWILU PROVINCE - WHERE ARMED BANDS ARE ROAMING THE FOREST, ATTACKING AND BURNING MISSION STATIONS, KILLING AND MAIMING MISSIONARIES - IS VERY SERIOUS.

  • Description

    THE SITUATION IN THE CONGO'S KWILU PROVINCE - WHERE ARMED BANDS ARE ROAMING THE FOREST, ATTACKING AND BURNING MISSION STATIONS, KILLING AND MAIMING MISSIONARIES - IS VERY SERIOUS. THE REBELLION IS AIMED ALMOST WHOLLY AT THE MISSION STATIONS. ALTHOUGH THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS OF OFFICIALS OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT BEING KILLED AT IDIOFA. ALL MISSION STATIONS WITH AIRSTRIPS HAVE BEEN EVACUATED BY PLANES OF THE MISSIONARY AVIATION FELLOWSHIPS, AND UNITED NATIONS HELICOPTERS HAVE BEEN FLYING OUT REFUGEES FROM MORE ISOLATED POSTS. NIGERIAN TROOPS OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCE IN THE CONGO ARE HELPING WITH THE OPERATION. YESTERDAY (MONDAY), TERRORISTS BEAT A UNITED NATIONS OFFICER UNCONSCIOUS. ANOTHER U.N. OFFICER - A CANADIAN WITH THE HELICOPTER RESCUE TEAM - WAS NEGOTIATING FOR THE RELEASE OF SOME PRIESTS AND NUNS.

    AT LEAST THREE MISSIONARIES ARE KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN MURDERED - BUT THE FINAL TOTAL IS BOUND TO BE MUCH HIGHER. ON SUNDAY AN AMERICAN WOMAN MISSIONARY WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN KILLED BY A BOW AND ARROW; ANOTHER IS SAID TO HAVE HAD HER HANDS CUT OFF BY THE REBELS.

    TODAY (TUESDAY) THE UNITED NATIONS HELICOPTERS COMPLETED THE EVACUATION OF THE KISANDJI MISSION STATION, AND FLEW TO THE NORTH OF KWILU PROVINCE WHERE AN AMERICAN STATION IS REPORTED TO BE IN 'GRAVE DANGER'.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7OYS5UEXWB3V42NA9R9ZFB61
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OYS5UEXWB3V42NA9R9ZFB61
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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