CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY: CONGO

Created: 8/31/1962

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Current Intelligence Weekly Summary

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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OFFICE OF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE

CONGO

giving *bfioub consideration to tbo UN's plan forln toe Congo and Implied tbat be would accept It. In line with hia usual dilatory tactics, however, ho said tbat ho wanted clarification of nsv-oral points from the UN and the Western powers and Western "guarantees"umber of specific points. He said neat day that the plan was receiving "minute study" and that he Intended to give his reply nest week.

Before the plan was formally presented to Kllaabethvllle, Tshombe's Foreign Minister badhant asking that immediate contact bo arranged betwoon the UN and the Katangan government so that Katanga's ideas on federation could be "explained" and "delay prevented. Illustrative of tbe difficulties to be expected even it tho plan ls acceptedeport of grumbling on tho part of Katangan gendarmerie commanders to tb* effect tbat tbey would never take an oatb of allegiance to central governswnt authorities.

Daisys probably will also occur in Leopoldvllle in aplto of Adoula's efforts towith tbe UN. Kasavubu Is reported to believe that Parliament will notew federalquickly and tbat deliberations might bo dragged out for as suchoar. Kasavubu himself does not believe there ls any hurry.

Meanwhile, Isaac Kalonjl, vice president of the Senate, ls reported to have agreed with representatives of tbe Chamber of Deputies that Parliament should be convoked for 3as required by law. Inasmuchuorum is unlikely, however, they plan then tountil November. This sill give Adoula time to organise support for the government.

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