• Short Summary

    U.N. troops from Ghana and Morocco continued their guard of Prime Minister Lumumba's residence in?

  • Description

    A.
    Eight scenes: Troops on guard outside Lumumba residence
    0.27

    B.
    Group outside U.N. building, includes Mario Cardoso, Commissioner-General of National Education; Albert Ndele, Commissioner-General for Finances
    0.35

    C.
    Five scenes: Mobutu & Bomboko leave & re-enter U.N. building
    1.67

    D.
    Ndele in heated talk with newsman
    1.19



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: U.N. troops from Ghana and Morocco continued their guard of Prime Minister Lumumba's residence in Leopoldville Oct 11 after Congolese Army Colonel Mobutu's ultimatum expired without a shot fired.

    Colonel Mobutu's troops laid symbolic siege to the residence in their first bid to arrest the Prime Minister but the U.N. troops thwarted their entry.

    Congolese Foreign Minister Bomboko warned that the Congolese troops would attack if the U.N. continued to protect the Prime Minister. The ultimatum was set for three o'clock in the afternoon.

    Colonel Mobutu, challenged to a duel by Mr. Lumumba earlier this week, and Mr. Bomboko held long talks with U.N. officials in the U.N. headquarters throughout most of the day. Later they told newsmen outside that the U.N. would not give Lumumba up. The main force of Congolese troops withdrew to leave only a token force behind. Mr. Lumumba in his guarded residence awaited developments.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7I381FW353DIDZR10EY1V9VOC
    Media URN:
    VLVA7I381FW353DIDZR10EY1V9VOC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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