• Short Summary

    WHITE MERCENARIES WHO LED THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT REVOLT IN CONGO KINSHASA WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO EUROPE - BUT ONLY AFTER FINGER-PRINTING AND A WRITTEN PLEDGE NEVER TO FIGHT IN AFRICA AGAIN.

  • Description

    WHITE MERCENARIES WHO LED THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT REVOLT IN CONGO KINSHASA WILL BE ALLOWED TO RETURN TO EUROPE - BUT ONLY AFTER FINGER-PRINTING AND A WRITTEN PLEDGE NEVER TO FIGHT IN AFRICA AGAIN.

    TEN AFRICAN NATIONS CAME TO THIS DECISION IN THE OAU CONFERENCE IN KIGALI YESTERDAY (TUESDAY). THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT SETTLES THE FATE OF SOME 100 EUROPEAN MERCENARIES, AND ABOUT 2,500 KATANGESE AT PRESENT IN A MAKESHIFT RWANDA CAMP - BUT AS THE OAU TALKED, ONE OF TWO BELGIAN AIRLINES, WAITING OVER THE PAST WEE TO MAKE THE FIRST AIRLIFT OF THE MERCENARIES, LEFT EMPTY FOR BRUSSELS.

    THE INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS HAS BEEN SUPPORTING THE REFUGEES, WITH DIFFICULTY, OVER THE PAST WEEK. FIVE DAYS AGO THE TWO DC-6 PLANES ARRIVED FROM BELGIUM, IN ANTICIPATION OF A DECISION ALLOWING EVACUATION OF THE WHITE MERCENARIES.

    A SECOND CLAUSE OF LAST NIGHT'S DECISION ANNOUNCED THAT THE VAST BODY OF MUTINOUS KATANGESE TROOPS NOW IN RWANDA WOULD BE GRANTED A COMPLETE AMNESTY IF THEY RETURN TO THE CONGO.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAPGI0BANCPJV7B74PL8W27U9J
    Media URN:
    VLVAPGI0BANCPJV7B74PL8W27U9J
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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