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Africa / Zaire / Angola / Cuba and USSR Presence / Canada / US Policy #498965

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 24, 1978
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(Studio) Update on situation in Zaire.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Southern Zaire) Report on French For. Legion search for retreating rebels.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

(Studio) Canadian government announcement of intention to terminate foreign aid programs to Cuba because of Cuban involvement in Africa reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Studio) President Carter's recent statements about congress restrictions on his ability to send military aid to foreign ntns. noted. White House comments on considerations about sending aid to Angola, to aid fight against Communists, detailed.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Nearness of Vietnam memories to civil war in Angola and resultant amendments passed by Congress to law restricting president authority in such cases reported [Senator Dick CLARK - states opposition to getting involved in Angola.] [Senator Howard BAKER - has told President that if there are obstacles to halting Cuban and USSR influence in Africa, then he should inform Congress so that it can be addressed. Would like to see Carter blow whistle on Communists in Africa.] Admin. response given.
REPORTER: Ford Rowan

Brinkley, David;
Chancellor, John;
Fletcher, Martin;
Rowan, Ford

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