• Short Summary

    Fifteen hundred Congolese troops paraded at Camp Kokolo on the outskirts of Leopoldville, Jan. 23rd, to mark the promotion to Major-General of Colonel Mobutu, Congo's strong-man leader whose power appears to be waning.

  • Description

    Fifteen hundred Congolese troops paraded at Camp Kokolo on the outskirts of Leopoldville, Jan. 23rd, to mark the promotion to Major-General of Colonel Mobutu, Congo's strong-man leader whose power appears to be waning. Before independence last summer, Mobutu was a sergeant.

    At the saluting base with General Mobutu was President Kasavubu, who was responsible for the promotion, and also for appointing Gen. Mobutu commander-in-chief of the Army.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACWJDSFXWQXYV0991QST1BJBF
    Media URN:
    VLVACWJDSFXWQXYV0991QST1BJBF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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