• Short Summary

    SHIPMENTS OF ARMS FOR THE CONGOLESE REBEL FORCES ARE "POURING IN ACROSS THE BORDER" AS THE REBELS REGROUP, CLAIMED GENERAL MOBUTU, THE CONGOLESE ARMY COMMANDER IN LEOPOLDVILLE ON TUESDAY.

  • Description

    SHIPMENTS OF ARMS FOR THE CONGOLESE REBEL FORCES ARE "POURING IN ACROSS THE BORDER" AS THE REBELS REGROUP, CLAIMED GENERAL MOBUTU, THE CONGOLESE ARMY COMMANDER IN LEOPOLDVILLE ON TUESDAY. AT A NEWS CONFERENCE THE GENERAL REVEALED TO CORRESPONDENTS ARMS SAID TO HAVE BEEN CAPTURED IN STANLEYVILLE AND ELSEWHERE: THEY INCLUDED CHINESE GUNS, RUSSIAN AUTOMATICS, CZECH AMMUNITION AND WARTIME GERMAN AMMUNITION IN BOXES MARKED WITH RED CROSSES.

    GENERAL MOBUTU SAID THAT TWELVE TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT CARRYING ARMS AND SUPPLIES FOR THE REBELS LANDED ON MONDAY AT JUBA IN THE SUDAN. TEN OF THE AIRCRAFT WERE FROM EGYPT WHILE THE OTHERS WERE ALGERIAN. SUCH INTERVENTION, IN THE GENERAL'S VIEW, WAS PROVIDING THE MAIN IMPETUS BEHIND THE INSURRECTION.

    IN LEOPOLDVILLE, DIPLOMATIC SOURCES CONFIRMED THAT AT LEAST FOUR AIRCRAFT FROM AFRICAN COUNTRIES HAD LANDED AT JUBA ON MONDAY. IN NAIROBI, HOWEVER, THE SUDANESE COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER, MR. ESBONI MENDIRI, NOW ON A VISIT, SAID NO ARMS SUPPLIES FOR THE REBELS HAD GONE THROUGH SUDAN. HE SAID THE AIRCRAFT WERE CARRYING RED CROSS SUPPLIES.

    JUBA IS A LITTLE-USED AIRFIELD, THE CLOSEST IN SUDAN TO THE CONGOLESE BORDER. THERE IS A DIRECT GOOD FROM THERE TO ABA, INSIDE THE CONGO. ANOTHER FOR ARMS IS DELIVERED TO BE FROM THE UGANDA TOWN OF ARUWA INTO ARU. A THIRD POSSIBLE IS THROUGH FIZI, WHERE MATERIAL IS REPORTED TO COME OVER LAKE TANGANYIKA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB22FUJB7K254RPQTBR2GBPTMC
    Media URN:
    VLVAB22FUJB7K254RPQTBR2GBPTMC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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