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September 27, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After four days of riots and violence in Zaire, reports from diplomats and European evacuees from the large, mineral-rich Central African state paint a picture of widespread destruction and anarchy as more shooting incidents were reported Thursday.
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June 11, 1997 | Reuters
A U.S. military plane flew 30 Americans and 24 other people out of troubled Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo on Tuesday, but no decision was immediately made to evacuate the estimated 64 Americans remaining there, the Pentagon said. The evacuees were flown to Gabon on a C-130 that carried a U.S. military team to the Republic of Congo capital from Germany earlier in the day.
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June 11, 1997 | Reuters
A U.S. military plane flew 30 Americans and 24 other people out of troubled Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo on Tuesday, but no decision was immediately made to evacuate the estimated 64 Americans remaining there, the Pentagon said. The evacuees were flown to Gabon on a C-130 that carried a U.S. military team to the Republic of Congo capital from Germany earlier in the day.
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March 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Clinton administration reportedly is sending "several hundred" U.S. troops to western Africa to prepare for a possible evacuation of about 650 U.S. citizens from Zaire and has asked dependents of U.S. Embassy personnel to leave the strife-torn Central African nation. Speaking on condition of anonymity, Pentagon sources told the Associated Press that the U.S. forces had already begun their movement toward Africa as part of a "joint task force." They said up to 250 U.S.
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March 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Clinton administration reportedly is sending "several hundred" U.S. troops to western Africa to prepare for a possible evacuation of about 650 U.S. citizens from Zaire and has asked dependents of U.S. Embassy personnel to leave the strife-torn Central African nation. Speaking on condition of anonymity, Pentagon sources told the Associated Press that the U.S. forces had already begun their movement toward Africa as part of a "joint task force." They said up to 250 U.S.
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September 26, 1991 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing further violence in Zaire, the Bush Administration began efforts Wednesday to evacuate Americans from the troubled Central African nation, where two days of rioting has left the center of the capital in ruins and an estimated 30 people dead. Earlier in the day, the Pentagon announced that Defense Secretary Dick Cheney had authorized a U.S. loan of several C-141 military transport planes to France to ferry more soldiers, supplies and equipment to Zaire.
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January 30, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
At least 45 people have been killed in two days of rioting by soldiers in Zaire's devastated capital, the worst violence in 16 months in the central African country, aid workers said. Belgium and France said they were evacuating their 4,000 nationals from Zaire after the violence, in which at least three foreigners, including France's ambassador, were killed.
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March 20, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
The United States, throwing its weight behind Zaire peace efforts, sent Assistant Secretary for African Affairs George Moose to join African leaders at a one-day summit on Zaire. The African leaders repeated a call for an immediate cease-fire to allow negotiations to end the war in Africa's third-largest country. The rebels, who were not invited, said the meeting would solve nothing.
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March 24, 1997 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mobutu Sese Seko, Africa's longest-ruling dictator, solved one mystery here Sunday but immediately sparked another. The first was simple. The cancer-stricken president briefly met reporters, looking tired and frail. But he smiled and walked unaided, ending widespread speculation that he was dead or nearly so. "I am named Mobutu," he said softly, wearing his trademark leopard-skin cap and waving his silver-topped ebony cane at the crush of cameras and microphones.
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September 27, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST and SCOTT KRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
After four days of riots and violence in Zaire, reports from diplomats and European evacuees from the large, mineral-rich Central African state paint a picture of widespread destruction and anarchy as more shooting incidents were reported Thursday.
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September 26, 1991 | OSWALD JOHNSTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fearing further violence in Zaire, the Bush Administration began efforts Wednesday to evacuate Americans from the troubled Central African nation, where two days of rioting has left the center of the capital in ruins and an estimated 30 people dead. Earlier in the day, the Pentagon announced that Defense Secretary Dick Cheney had authorized a U.S. loan of several C-141 military transport planes to France to ferry more soldiers, supplies and equipment to Zaire.
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