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    THE UNITED STATES GAVE $3,570 TO EASTERN PROVINCE, THE FLOOD-STRICKEN CONGO TERRITORY WHERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES, ON DEC 28.

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    THE UNITED STATES GAVE $3,570 TO EASTERN PROVINCE, THE FLOOD-STRICKEN CONGO TERRITORY WHERE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR HOMES, ON DEC 28.MMRGULLION, THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR IN THE CONGO, HANDED OVER A CHEQUE FOR THE FIRST INSTALMENT OF HIS COUNTRY'S AID TO DR LINNER, SENIOR UNITED NATIONS OFFICIAL IN THE CONGO, IN THE PRESENCE OF MR ADOULA, THE CONGO PRIME MINISTER, AT AN INFORMAL CEREMONY AT THE PRIME MINISTER'S RESIDENCE IN LEOPOLDVILLE.

    MOST OF THE FIRST INSTALMENT WILL BE USED TO BUY CATTLE FOR EASTERN PROVINCE WHICH IS RULED FROM STANLEYVILLE BY MR ANTOINE GIZENGA, AND IS REGARDED AS THE CENTRE OF SOVIET INFLUENCE IN THE CONGO. THE UNITED STATES WILL ALSO SUPPLY FLOUR AND RICE SURPLUSES AND HAS AGREED TO HELP OTHER STRICKEN AREAS OF THE CONGO VALLEY.

    A RECENT REPORT FROM STANLEYVILLE SAID THAT ELECTRICITY AND WATER HAD BEEN OFF FOR SIX WEEKS. BREAD COST 4S 4D. A LOAF AND QUEUES FROM EARLY WHENEVER MEAGRE STOCKS OF MEAT AND VEGETABLE ARRIVE BY CANOE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACX4GHP7SH40RGUYK2LBLWQKSA
    Media URN:
    VLVACX4GHP7SH40RGUYK2LBLWQKSA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/12/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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