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Zaire Conflict #54028

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 26, 1978
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(Studio) Govt. discovery of site of massacre of blacks in Zaire reported; warning given concerning unpleasantness of pictures.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kolwezi, Zaire) Update of situation in south Zaire, include discovery of group of blacks killed either by Katangan rebels or by Zairian forces. Situation in Kolwezi described.
REPORTER: Howard Tuckner

(Studio) Congress concerns about President Carter's charge that Cubans were involved in Zaire invasion reported Senate committee questioning of Secretary of State Vance, there to testify about Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT), noted. Vance's suggestion that committee ask CIA for evidence of President's chgs. and Senator George McGovern's announcement that committee will do that, as he's been personally assured by Cubans of their noninvolvement, detailed. [McGOVERN - cites reasons it's important to find out truth about allegations.] Vance's stress that Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) and Soviet-Cuban involvement in Africa shouldn't be linked, but apparent welcome of committee request for evidence noted. [VANCE - thinks committee request for evidence from CIA director is wise.] Other details of issue given.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Reasoner, Harry;
Tuckner, Howard

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