WEEKLY SUMMARY: ADOULA'S POSITION IN CONGO SOMEWHAT IMPROVED

Created: 4/5/1963

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POSITION IN CONGO SOMEWHAT IMPROVED

Premier Adoula's position apparently continues

to improve as he keeps hisoff balance inof early cabinet changes. He still is keeping his own counsel on the subject, however, and it remains to be seenhe can satisfy all disparate elements and whether the new ministers can retain the votes of their followers. Hisdifficulty withwas demonstrated by the senate's unanimous passingecond timeesolution critical of bisersonal appearance by the premier.

ls purpose would be to freefrom daily attack and to gain time to rebuild hisstrength.

Meanwhile, theretraining program for the undisciplined Congo Army ls running into serious snags. African members of the UN's Congo Advisory Committee want their countries to oversee the training, although Leopoldvllle has Indicated it prefers Belgians. In the face of theso objections UN Secretary General Thant ls unwilling to agree to UNof tho training.

In Katanga, the Belgian community ls becoming increasingly apprehensive. Advance elements of two more Congo Army battalions have arrived in South Katanga to Join the one already there. Minister Resident Ileo has decreed tbat henceforth all found wearing Katangan armywill be subject to arrest. He plans to dissolve Tshombe's presidential guard company "by force If necessary" and tosome of TshomWs Be'

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