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French / Zaire / State of Affairs, #499017

NBC Evening News for Sunday, May 28, 1978
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(Studio) Exodus of French troops from Zaire following last weeks situation reported.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch

(Kolwezi, Zaire) Film of departing French For. Legion shown. Religious service for dead reported Results of Legion action considered. Weakness of Zaire military reported Looting by these troops noted. Film shown. Local support of Katanganese rebels reported Flight of whites noted; 200 whites said killed. Refugee status of whites noted. Role of whites in Zaire econ. considered. 200 of 4000 rebels said killed. 1978 invasion contrasted with 1977 invasion. Mobutu Sese Seko's govts.' dependence on presence of whites noted.
REPORTER: Martin Fletcher

Fletcher, Martin;
Savitch, Jessica

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