• Short Summary

    GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONGOLESE ARMED FORCES, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) INSPECTED CONGOLESE PARATROOPS TRAINING IN ISRAEL.

  • Description

    GENERAL JOSEPH MOBUTU, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CONGOLESE ARMED FORCES, YESTERDAY (MONDAY) INSPECTED CONGOLESE PARATROOPS TRAINING IN ISRAEL.GENERAL MOBUTU HIMSELF WILL UNDERGO SIMILAR TRAINING DURING HIS TWO-WEEK VISIT, WHICH BEGAN AT THE WEEKEND.

    SOME 150 PERSONNEL ARE TAKING PART IN THE COURSE WHICH IS UNDER THE CONGOLESE ARMY REORGANISATION PLANS.WHEN LEOPOLDVILLE ASKED ISRAEL TO SPONSOR THE TRAINING, STRONG OBJECTIONS WERE VOICED AT THE UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, NOTABLY BY GHANA AND THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC.

    THE CONGOLESE GOT THERE WAY AFTER WEEKS OF ARGUMENT.MR JUSTIN BOMBOKO, THE CONGO'S JUSTICE MINISTER, ARGUED THAT IT WAS THE RIGHT OF HIS GOVERNMENT TO SEND TROOPS ANYWHERE FOR TRAINING.

    CONGOLESE PARATROOPS DEMONSTRATED THEIR STRENGTH LAST MAY WHEN THEY CRUSHED A MUTINY BY LEOPOLDVILLE POLICE SEEKING MORE PAY.

    AFTER HIS ISRAELI VISIT, GENERAL MOBUTU PLANS TO VISIT ROME WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO HAVE AN AUDIENCE WITH POPE PAUL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9MBTE3SAVXE8ZTUYU8XN1CP76
    Media URN:
    VLVA9MBTE3SAVXE8ZTUYU8XN1CP76
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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