• Short Summary

    AS THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT TRIES TO STIFFEN RESISTANCE AGAINST LEFT-WIND REBELS - HELP FOR THE TSHOMBE GOVERNMENT ARRIVED FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE THIS WEEK.

  • Description

    AS THE CENTRAL CONGOLESE GOVERNMENT TRIES TO STIFFEN RESISTANCE AGAINST LEFT-WIND REBELS - HELP FOR THE TSHOMBE GOVERNMENT ARRIVED FROM AN UNEXPECTED SOURCE THIS WEEK.

    UNANNOUNCED, A SOUTH AFRICAN AIR FORCE HERCULES TRANSPORT FLEW INTO LEOPOLDVILLE WITH A CARGO OF WHAT WAS TERMED MEDICAL SUPPLIES. IT LANDED BESIDE AN AMERICAN AIR FORCE HERCULES, WHICH HAS BEEN FLYING WOUNDED FROM THE CITY OF BUKAVU, RECAPTURED BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FORCES THIS WEEK.

    ABOARD THE TRANSPORT WERE UNMARKED CRATES AND CREWMEN WHO SPOKE TO REPORTERS AT THE AIRPORT SAID THAT NO WEAPONS WERE BEING CARRIED. ONE OFFICER SAID THE SHIPMENT WAS THE FIRST OF ONE-THOUSAND TONS OF FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES THAT SOUTH AFRICA WILL SENT TO THE CONGO.

    ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY, A STATEMENT ISSUED IN PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SAID THAT THE SUPPLIES HAD BEEN SENT IN REPLY TO A REQUEST FROM THE TSHOMBE GOVERNMENT AND WERE DESPATCHED "FOR HUMANITARIAN PURPOSES".

    AT THE SAME TIME, RELATIONS BETWEEN THE CONGO AND ITS NEIGHBOUR, THE FORMER FRENCH CONGO, WERE REPORTED TO BE DETERIORATING RAPIDLY. THE LEOPOLDVILLE ADMINISTRATION HAS AGREED BY THE FACT THAT ANTI-GOVERNMENT ELEMENTS, INCLUDING SUPPORTERS OF THE MURDERED CONGO PREMIER. PATRICE LUMUMBA, HAVE BEEN GRANTED ASYLUM AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SET UP A MILITARY ORGANISATION OF SORTS.

    IN RETALIATION, THE LEOPOLDVILLE GOVERNMENT HAS ORDERED THE EXPULSION OF ALL CITIZENS OF THE BRAZZAVILLE CONGO. THE EXPULSION HAS ALSO BEEN ORDERED OF ALL CITIZENS OF NEIGHBOURING BURUNDI, AND ESTIMATES SAY THAT AS MANY AS 50 THOUSAND PEOPLE MAY BE INVOLVED IN THE EXODUS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD5TTNPN3YEOGV7HCTU4LYMRHC
    Media URN:
    VLVAD5TTNPN3YEOGV7HCTU4LYMRHC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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