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Zaire / Morocco Support #251402

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 11, 1977
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(Studio) French transport planes fly more supplies from Morocco to Zaire to aid in fight against Katangan rebels' invasion of Shaba prov. Moroccan troops already there and presence expected to have decided effect.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Kolwezi, Zaire) Effect of Moroccan troops, with French advisers, on Zaire troops defending mining center of Kolwezi noted.
REPORTER: Robin Wright

(Studio) Zaire government charges rebels have support from USSR and leadership of Cuba. United Nations ambassador Andrew Young says United States shouldn't worry with regard to Communist threat in Africa.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Young says Cuba troops in Angola give stability and even protect Gulf Oil Corporation interests there; praises Nigeria diplomatic intervention in Zaire and supports administration policy with regard to Africa states without being military involved. Because of congress fear of 2nd Vietnam in Zaire, United States gives private support to Moroccan and French aid to Zaire and encourages Sudan and Egypt to do same, but ammo not sent, despite complaints by Zaire president Mobutu that United States is unconcerned with regard to alleged Cuba and USSR involvement.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Marvin;
Wright, Robin
Duration:
00:02:30

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