• Short Summary

    EUROPEAN FAMILIES ARE LEAVING THE CONGO FOR ZAMBIA FOLLOWING FRESH WHITE MERCENARY ACTIVITY.

    THEY HAVE BEEN?

  • Description

    EUROPEAN FAMILIES ARE LEAVING THE CONGO FOR ZAMBIA FOLLOWING FRESH WHITE MERCENARY ACTIVITY.

    THEY HAVE BEEN CROSSING THE BORDER AT KASUMBALESA, -- NEAR THE ZAMBIAN COPPERBELT -- AT A STEADY RATE IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

    THE WHITE MERCENARIES AND KATANGESE TROOPS WHO THIS MONTH TOOK BUKAVU IN THE EASTERN CONGO ARE BELIEVED TO BE MOVING SOUTH. THEIR LEADER -- JEAN SCHRAMME -- GAVE AN ULTIMATUM TO THE CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT DEMANDING THE RETURN OF MOISE TSHOMBE AS THE COUNTRY'S PREMIER. PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS ALREADY REJECTED THE DEMAND.

    AS SCHRAMME'S ULTIMATUM RAN OUT YESTERDAY (AUGUST 20), THE STREAM OF EUROPEANS ACROSS THE ZAMBIAN BORDER WAS EXPECTED TO INCREASE. MOST OF THEM ARE COMING FROM THE KATANGESE CAPITAL OF LUBUMBASHI (FORMERLY ELIZABETHVILLE).

    SOME OF THE EUROPEANS INTERVIEWED AT THE BORDER POST SAID THEY WERE LEAVING THE CONGO TEMPORARILY UNTIL THE SCHRAMME ISSUE WAS SETTLED. OTHERS SAID THEY WERE GOING SHOPPING IN KITWE 60 MILES AWAY BUT THEIR CARS CONTAINED MUCH MORE LUGGAGE THAN WAS NEEDED FOR A SHOPPING TRIP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8GRWHKN2N0VLLFSO18GB1BG2F
    Media URN:
    VLVA8GRWHKN2N0VLLFSO18GB1BG2F
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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