• Short Summary

    ON HIS CURRENT TOUR OF THE CONGO, PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS BEEN SPEAKING TO WELCOMING CROWDS ABOUT IS PLANNED RE-SHAPING OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CONGO'S PROVINCES, WHICH HE SAYS ARE TO NUMBER 14 AND NOT 21 AS AT PRESENT.

  • Description

    ON HIS CURRENT TOUR OF THE CONGO, PRESIDENT MOBUTU HAS BEEN SPEAKING TO WELCOMING CROWDS ABOUT IS PLANNED RE-SHAPING OF THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CONGO'S PROVINCES, WHICH HE SAYS ARE TO NUMBER 14 AND NOT 21 AS AT PRESENT. THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY SPENT THREE DAYS IN INONGO, CAPITAL OF THE LAKE LEOPOLD PROVINCE.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU SAYS THE LARGE NUMBER OF PROVINCES MAKES ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONGO UNWIELDY.IN INONGO ON TOUR, THE PRESIDENT CRITICISED THE CONGO POLITICIANS WHO CREATED A BALKAN-LIKE SITUATION BY FORMING PROVINCES ON A TRIAL PATTERN - MERELY SATISFY THEIR RELATIVES.

    THE MAJOR CHANGES PROPOSED BY PRESIDENT MOBUTU INCLUDE THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE THREE NORTH WESTERN PROVINCES - UBANGI, CUVETTE CENTRALE, AND MOYEN CONGO INTO ONE PROVINCE. THERE IS NO CHANGE TO BE MADE IN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MORE IMPORTANT PROVINCES LIKE LOWER CONGO, THE KATANGAS AND THE THREE NORTH EAST PROVINCES WHERE REBEL ACTIVITY HAS BEEN HIGHEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NF0VTN4WLBXKWQQAWNWZU800
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NF0VTN4WLBXKWQQAWNWZU800
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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