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Angola / Zaire #250973

CBS Evening News for Friday, Mar 18, 1977
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(Studio) United States State Department accuses Angola government of supporting raiders in Zaire. Kolwezi said captured; but Zaire government denies.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kinshasha, Zaire) All seems normal in capital city belying serious threat of rebellion. Rebels of Congo Liberation Front launched invasion of Zaire's Shaba province on March 8. United States missionaries captured by Katangese rebels. [Missionaries Rachel and Sam YODER - describe situation. Report captured missionaries not harmed.] Significance of Shaba noted.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

(Studio) That rebels being led by Cuban advisers said possibility.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) In 1965 Ernesto (Che) Guevara brought Cuban presence to Africa, as allies of guerrilla forces in what is now Zaire. Cuban strength set at 15,000-20,000 troops in a number of African cntries. Cuban involvement in Zaire could affect United States and Cuba relations
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Studio) Congo president Marien Ngouabi said shot and wounded by infantry lieutenant in Congolese capital today.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Wright, Robin

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