A press conference in Leopoldville, Congo, June 9, by leaders of the new State of Lualaba: Their spokesman, Mr.
A press conference in Leopoldville, Congo, June 9, by leaders of the new State of Lualaba: Their spokesman, Mr. Jason Sendwe, a member of the former congolese ruling body of (then) Colonel Joseph Mobutu, said the new State in the Northern half of the former Katanga Province received formal recognition at the recent Coquilhatville Conference.
Mr. Sendwe welcomed the U.N. decision to reorganise the Katanga army.
The same day in Leopoldville - capital of the newly-named Federal Republic of the Congo - a protest rally by chieftains of the Bahumbu tribe, one of three, clans claiming traditional rights over the lands of the Leopoldville region.
Bahumbu Leader, Chief Andre Pika addressed the rally, accompanied by tribal chief Maurice Nzibu.
The Bahumbus claim indemnity for any loss of their lands under plans mooted by the Leopoldville Central Government to create a neutral zone for the capital ruled by a government - nominated body in a bid to free the federal capital from political upheaval.