• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MOISE TSHOMBE OF KATANGA, WHO ARRIVED IN GENEVA AUG 3 FOR A TEN-DAY MEDICAL CHECK-UP, WAS FILMED IN THE CITY AUG 6 DURING VISITS TO HIS DOCTOR, PROFESSOR RENE MACH - A SPECIALIST IN INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY - AND TO DR DUCHOSAL, A HEART SPECIALIST.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MOISE TSHOMBE OF KATANGA, WHO ARRIVED IN GENEVA AUG 3 FOR A TEN-DAY MEDICAL CHECK-UP, WAS FILMED IN THE CITY AUG 6 DURING VISITS TO HIS DOCTOR, PROFESSOR RENE MACH - A SPECIALIST IN INTERNAL MEDICINE AND RADIOLOGY - AND TO DR DUCHOSAL, A HEART SPECIALIST.

    LATER, THE KATANGESE PRESIDENT WAS GREETED BY MANY WHO RECOGNISED HIM AS HE WALKED BACK TO HIS HOTEL. MR TSHOMBE HAS CLAIMED THAT THE CONDITION OF HIS HEALTH IS THE RESULT OF ILL-TREATMENT DURING HIS FORCIBLE DETENTION AFTER A CONGO CONFERENCE SOME TWO YEARS AGO.

    THERE HAVE BEEN REPORTS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAD SOME TO EUROPE TO NEGOTIATE A LOAN WIT A GENEVA BANK. ON HIS ARRIVAL IN THE CITY, HE WAS MET BY VISCOUNT OLIVIER DE FERREN, ICELANDIC CONSUL IN GENEVA AND OWNER OF THE 'IMEFBANK', WHICH IS SAID TO HAVE SUBSCRIBED SEVERAL TIMES TO PUBLIC BOND ISSUES OF UNDER-DEVELOPED COUNTRIES.

    AN AUG 6, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT ALL UNITED NATIONS-CONTROLLED AIRPORTS IN KATANGA HAVE BEEN CLOSED TO PLANES OTHER THAN THOSE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AT THE REQUEST OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN LEOPOLDVILLE. THIS INCLUDES THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF ELISABETHVILLE, WHERE ALL COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC WAS BROUGHT TO A HALT AUG 5.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9616CT0Q0HTOLL4SYJ63FBBGD
    Media URN:
    VLVA9616CT0Q0HTOLL4SYJ63FBBGD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/08/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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