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    Life is a little easier in Leopoldville these days. For the present the people are?

  • Description

    Pan shot Childrens afternoon Singing lesson

    Various Cu Children and teacher

    GV Children under tree


    children march off

    Scenes as Congolese board buses

    CU Types

    General activity

    Native house

    ditto tilt to children

    GV Large Market

    Fish women hawk there goods

    CUs Cu Fish being hacked

    General market scenes

    Congolese buying

    CU Types

    CU Loaded women


    CUS Tins CUS Onions CUs Peppers

    MS Bananas

    GV Modern Store

    Name "Sedec"

    Interior Store

    CU Dress model GV ditto

    MS Customers buying shirts

    CU Shirts

    CU Customers

    Cashiers shot - Congolese MP pays - Pan shot Goods

    Angle Name shots

    Airline offices in Leo AF KL Panam Sabena

    Village Scenes Native Quarter

    Effect shots

    Contrast of modern Skyscrapers - Look up shot Blgs.

    Elevated shots of City various - UN HQ "The Royal"

    Initials TG

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Life is a little easier in Leopoldville these days. For the present the people are more relaxed and happier and are going about as they used to without fear of curfew or beatings. In the market it is business as usual for the Three million or more Leopoldville Congolese, here you can buy anything from a Toothpick to a Fish .... Fruits abound Bananas as plentiful as ever, Congolese carry them children everywhere, and the baby just has to wait till mommas finished her shopping ..... In the Town centre modern self service stores serve the few Europeans still in the Congo, not many Congolese can afford these prices a shirt costs about 2 pounds Ten Slgs, and Groceries are expensive because of import duties, the goods are mostly from the continent. The native congolese lives in a small brick or wooden house, where Lumumba started his political meetings (see shots of village 4 miles from Leo) The European lives in Apartments built 5 years ago which overlook the city, most of these blgs are at least 14 stories high. Mainly rented by Airline Personnel and Government officials. At night the locals have a choice of 3 night spots to enjoy themselves, UN soldiers dance with congolese girls, European girls are rare here.

    CONGO POPULATION Thirteen to Fourteen Millions There were 33,000 Belgians in Leo before the troubles now about a Quarter of that number.

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