• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF THE CONGO (KINSHASA) HAS BEEN VISITING GOMA, ON THE CONGOLESE SIDE OF THE BORDER WITH RWANDA, TO MEDIATE AT A CONFERENCE TRYING TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE BETWEEN RWANDA AND BURUNDI.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOSEPH MOBUTU OF THE CONGO (KINSHASA) HAS BEEN VISITING GOMA, ON THE CONGOLESE SIDE OF THE BORDER WITH RWANDA, TO MEDIATE AT A CONFERENCE TRYING TO RESOLVE A DISPUTE BETWEEN RWANDA AND BURUNDI. THE MAIN PARTIES TO THE DISCUSSIONS ARE PRESIDENT GREGOIRE KAYIBANDA OF RWANDA AND PRESIDENT MICHEL MICOMBERO OF BURUNDI.

    TWANDA AND BURUNDI HAVE ACCUSED EACH OTHER OF MAINTAINING SUBVERSIVE ORGANISATIONS AND PLANNING THE OVERTHROW OF EACH OTHER'S GOVERNMENTS. UP TO 70,000 RWANDA REFUGEES NOW LIVE IN BURUNDI'S BORDER AREA AND THERE ARE SEVERAL THOUSAND BURUNDIS IN RWANDA. BOTH HAVE FLED TRIBAL CONFLICTS IN THEIR COUNTRIES SINCE THE FORMER BELGIAN TRUST TERRITORY OF RUANDA-BURUNDI BECAME INDEPENDENT IN 1962 AND SPLIT INTO TWO NATIONS.

    PRESIDENT MOBUTU WAS REQUESTED BY THE ORGANISATION OF AFRICAN UNITY (OAU) TO MEDIATE IN THE DISPUTE. AS A RESULT, THE GOVERNMENTS OF BOTH COUNTRIES WILL TRY TO LIMIT THE CONFLICT ON THEIR COMMON FRONTIER BY DISARMING ALL REFUGEES. IT WAS ALSO DECIDED AT THE MEETING TO HOLD FURTHER TALKS BETWEEN THE THREE PRESIDENTS IN GYSENYI, IN RWANDA, IN MAY, AND AT BUJUMBURA, IN BURUNDI, IN AUGUST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABLT44YCRVK0YLLZFP42REQZU9
    Media URN:
    VLVABLT44YCRVK0YLLZFP42REQZU9
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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