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Africa / Zaire / Castro Tour #47787

ABC Evening News for Monday, Mar 21, 1977
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(Studio) 2nd United States supply shipment to Zaire leaves NYC; contains spare parts for Zaire planes, many of which are grounded for lack of parts. State Department says Zaire has asked for more aid, but no word with regard to if or when request to be met. Major city in invasion is Kolwesi, copper mining center and key target of invaders.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(Kolwezi, Zaire) Lack of military activity in Kolwezi noted. Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko has visited city. Supplies at airport are from US, France, China (PR) and Italy. Of more concern is Mutshatsha, only about 60 mi. from fighting; is as close to battles as government allows reporters Even here there's no feeling of urgency. Reasons for Mobutu's visit to Kolwezi and importance of city's location cited.
REPORTER: Bill Zimmerman

(Studio) Speculation with regard to Cuban involvement in Zaire invasion noted. Cuba Premier Fidel Castro, on Africa tour, holds press conference before leaving Tanzania and denies any Cuba presence in invasion. Also before leaving Castro tours agriculture school.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania) School 1 of 3 financed by Cubans. Castro accompanied by Tanzania President Julius Nyerere. Speeches of Nyerere and Castro noted, include reference to troops in Angola; Castro due to have talked at University of Dar Es Salaam, but heat apparently affected him and he canceled. Castro's success in black Africa cited.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) USSR President Nikolai Podgorny to visit Tanzania Tuesday
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry;
Walters, Barbara;
Zimmerman, Bill

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