• Short Summary

    THE CONTINUING CIVIL STRIFE IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC IS CAUSING SERIOUS DIFFICULTIES FOR THE NEIGHBOURING FORMER FRENCH CONGO, WHICH IS NOW PLAYING HOST TO THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES EXPELLED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF M.

  • Description

    THE CONTINUING CIVIL STRIFE IN THE CONGO REPUBLIC IS CAUSING SERIOUS DIFFICULTIES FOR THE NEIGHBOURING FORMER FRENCH CONGO, WHICH IS NOW PLAYING HOST TO THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES EXPELLED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF M. MOISE TSHOMBE.

    ACCORDING TO M. TSHOMBE'S REGIME IN LEOPOLDVILLE THE BRAZZAVILLE CONGO HAS AIDED THE LEFT-WING JEUNESSE REBEL MOVEMENT, WHICH HAS SET UP A GOVERNMENT IN OPPOSITION BASED ON STANLEYVILLE.

    WHEN M. TSHOMBE RETURNED TO POWER ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO HE ACCUSED THE BRAZZAVILLE GOVERNMENT OF GRANTING ASYLUM TO THE JEUNESSE REBELS AS WELL AS PROVIDING BASES FOR THE TRAINING AND SUPPLY OF THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT FORCES.

    IN RETALIATION HE ORDERED THE EXPULSION OF ALL CITIZENS OF THE BRAZZAVILLE CONGO, AND SINCE EARLY AUGUST AN ALMOST CONTINUAL STREAM OF REFUGEES HAS BEEN ARRIVING IN BRAZZAVILLE WITH WHAT POSSESSIONS THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CARRY.

    NO EXACT ESTIMATE OF THE NUMBER OF REFUGEES HAS BEEN GIVEN, BUT UNOFFICIAL FIGURES SAY THE NUMBERS OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN - HOUSED IN EMERGENCY ACCOMMODATION FOUND IN SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS IN BRAZZAVILLE AT ABOUT 20 THOUSAND.

    THE BRAZZAVILLE CONGO, ALREADY FACED WITH SERIOUS ECONOMIC DIFFICULTIES, IS MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE HOUSING AND EMPLOYMENT FOR THE REFUGEES AND IS WORKING ON PLANS TO PERMIT PROGRESSIVE INTEGRATION OF THE REFUGEES INTO THE POPULATION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8EIMF6WL7YVAJH0U6MT0ZN07A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8EIMF6WL7YVAJH0U6MT0ZN07A
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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