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Zaire / Civil War / Refugees / History / Mobutu #415510

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 02, 1997
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The worsening plight of refugees from the civil war in Zaire reported; scenes shown from the Ubundu refugee camp. The approval by President Mobutu Sese Seko of the appointment of political rival Etienne Tshisekedi as the new prime minister noted.

(New York: Garrick Utley) The history of Zaire reviewed; details given of the brutal rule by Belgium, independence in 1960, the role of the United Nations and United States and the rise of Mobutu, who gained support of the West because of his anti- Communism and robbed his country blind. [Former United Nations undersecretary general Brian URQUHART - recalls the chaos in the Congo, the United States plots to kill Congo President Patrice Lumumba and how opportunistic Mobutu has turned out.]

Shaw, Bernard;
Utley, Garrick

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