With the situation returning to normal throughout the Katanga Province of the Congo Republic, European families are returning to Elisabethville, and some have started work, clearing debris left by two weeks of violence, July 17.
Rhodesian troops at the Congo border.
Refugees return to Katanga from Northern Rhodesia.
Sign "Hope you have enjoyed your stay".
Guns left by Belgian refugees when they left the Congo.
Cars cross the border.
Government offices in Elisabethville.
Katanga Minister of Interior Munongo.
General Lundula guarded by European officers.
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Background: With the situation returning to normal throughout the Katanga Province of the Congo Republic, European families are returning to Elisabethville, and some have started work, clearing debris left by two weeks of violence, July 17. At the Rhodesian border, Customs and Immigration officers are hard pressed to keep pace with the flow of returning Belgians.
More Rhodesian troops have been moved into the border area to strengthen the number already on exercise there. The last thing the Belgians see before they cross into Katanga is a huge sign which reads "Hope you have enjoyed your stay".
In Elisabethville, Belgian troops arrested General Victor Lundula - the sergeant Premier Patrice Lumumba promoted to general to take over command of the Force Publique. The Katanga Provincial Government intercepted a telegram Lundula had tried to send to Premier Lumumba from Jadotville. The telegram requested United Nations troops for Katanga, to settle the disorder in the province.
General Lundula will be send to the Kasai Province and will not be allowed to enter Katanga again. Katanga Premier Tshombe, had his first meeting with Count d'Aspremont, July 17, who has been sent to Katanga by Belgian Premier M. Eyskens, with an offer of technical and economic aid.