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Carter / For. Trip / Nigeria / Cuban Troops in Africa #498156

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 31, 1978
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(Studio) President Carter's meeting with Brazilian government critics prior to leaving that nation for flight over Atlantic to Lagos, Nigeria, where he was greeted by General Olusegun Obasanjo, reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lagos, Nigeria) Carters' arrival in Lagos noted. Topics of discussion for Carter and Obasanjo expected to include major rule in Rhodesia and Southwest Africa and build-up of Cuban troops in Ethiopia. Cuban President Fidel Castro mentioned.
REPORTER: Judy Woodruff

(Studio) Report from United States official with regard to continued build-up of Cuban troops in Ethiopia to be deployed against Eritrean rebels noted. Impt. of Carter visit to Nigeria reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Lagos, Nigeria) Advantages and problems faced by Nigeria because of oil ind. outlined. Developments in Lagos noted. Town of Badagry mentioned as former center of slave trade for ships going to American and is noted that Mrs. Carter will visit town. No. of Cuban and Soviet troops, advisers and weapons in Angola and Ethiopia and prospects that Rhodesia may be next cited. Africa's growing important in world and important of Carter's trip here examined. Communist challenge in Africa compared to that in Vietnam war.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Chancellor, John;
Utley, Garrick;
Woodruff, Judy

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