ZAIRE: Signs of Support

All things considered, it was not a bad week for Zaïre's beleaguered President, Mobutu Sese Seko. After all, he had been struggling for a month to combat, both politically and militarily, the invasion of his country's Shaba region by exiles who had fled the former secessionist province of Katanga in the mid-1960s. Finally, last week, Mobutu got some important signs of support from his friends.

Zaïre spokesmen announced that King Hassan II of Morocco had agreed to rush about 1,500 troops to support government forces in the mineral-rich southeastern district. The Moroccans—with Washington's apparent blessing —were expected to join the...

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