The Vice-President of the central African nation of Chad, Abdelkader Wadal Kamougue, has made an official visit to Zaire.
SV Vice President Abdelkader Wadal Kamougue, carrying baton, arriving at President Mobutu Sese Seko's residence in Kinshasa, Zaire (2 shots)
SVINTERIOR President Mobutu of Zaire shaking hands and kissing Vice-President Kamougue, Mr. Kamougue shaking hands with the Commissioner of State for Zaire, Mr. Bo-boliko Lokonga, accompanied by other members of Chad delegation
SV President Mobutu and Mr. Kamougue take their seats at conference table
CU President Mobutu and Vice-President Kamougue talking (3 shots)
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Background: The Vice-President of the central African nation of Chad, Abdelkader Wadal Kamougue, has made an official visit to Zaire. He outlined to President Mobutu Sese Seko the current situation in his country where rival Moselm factions are fighting each other for national dominance.
SYNOPSIS: Vice-President Kamougue held discussions with Zaire's President Mobutu at his official presidential residence in Kinshasa.
Also present at the talks were Zaire's Minister for State, Bo-boliko Lokonga and Foreign Affairs Minister, Nguza Kari-i-Bond. During the discussions Mr. Kamougue described his own country as "the most sick man" of Africa. He outlined recent developments in the civil war which has resulted in an estimated 3,000 dead and 7,000 wounded since late March. The rival factions are led by Chad's President, Goukouni Oueddei, and a dismissed Defence Minister, Hissene Habre. Vice-President Kamougue leads a group of his own forces in support of President Goukouni. It's not clear which side, if any, is winning the war. But recent reports suggest that large-scale defections from the President's army have swung the fighting in favour of Mr. Habre's rebels.