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Zaire Conflict / For. Troops / Paris Conference #499573

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report from South Africa correspondent Tom Ackerman given that reports say Zaire President Mobutu Sese Seko considers hiring white mercenaries to clear s. Zaire of rebel forces and reasons for this. United States planes' use in ferrying troops from Morocco, Gabon and Senegal into south Zaire noted; statement from US to other NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) ntns. that this is about all American is willing to do for Africa at present reported.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Paris, France) French belief prior to Paris conference that President Giscard had persuaded President Carter to follow French lead in Africa policy, and failure of this to be true, reported President Mobutu Sese Seko's position on US aid to Zaire and that of other African ntns. sending troops to Zaire, about West ntns.' aid, noted. Films shown. French attempts to get US involved in development of Pan-Africa force to fight Communist-backed rebels anywhere in Africa mentioned; United States statements that neither Congress nor public would approve this action reported French view that this is another sign United States is still scarred by Vietnam war cited.
REPORTER: John Cochran

Chancellor, John;
Cochran, John

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