CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 1977
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(Studio) Secretary of State Vance tells congress committee Nigeria works on solution to fighting in Zaire and that United States works quietly on problem. Fighting conts. Main target of rebels from Angola seems to be copper mining center Kolwezi and copper prices rise on London market
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kolwezi, Zaire) Report on importance of copper mining to Zaire. Katangan rebels of Congo National Liberation Front try to take over world's largest mine, compared to Grand Canyon, in effort to topple Zaire government Mine is in Shaba province. Rebels now' within 50 mile of Kolwezi. Other mineral riches in country noted.
REPORTER: Robin Wright
(Studio) If rebels take mine, Zaire would fall, according to United States government officials; President Mobutu Sese Seko would be replaced and government then be dependent on aide from Angola, Cuba, and USSR . However, United States and West Europe have recently cultivated copper trade with Zambia and other cntries. in case of such events.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb
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