Congo

  • Congo Apologizes for Alleging That Israel Resembles Nazi Germany

    The People’s Republic of Congo has apologized for remarks by its Foreign Minister alleging a resemblance between Israel and South Africa and Nazi Germany. The apology was sent to the U.S. Representative to the United Nations, Vernon Walters, who had lodged a strong protest against the analogy. Walters reacted to a speech by Foreign Minister… More ▸

  • Brazaville-congo Breaks Diplomatic Ties with Israel; Reason Unknown

    Government sources expressed surprise today over the break in diplomatic relations with Israel by Brazaville Congo and said they could think of no apparent reason for the sudden move announced yesterday in Brazaville. Brazaville-Congo is the third African state to sever relations with Israel in recent months. The others are Chad and Uganda. Israeli officials,… More ▸

  • Israel Closing Embassies in Niger, Brazaville Congo

    Israel plans to close two of its African Embassies, the one in Niger and the one in Congo-Brazaville as part of a reappraisal of its diplomatic missions abroad, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday. He said Israel will reduce its representation in Niger to the level of non-resident ambassador and in Congo-Brazaville to non-resident charge… More ▸

  • Eshkol Explains Presence of Israeli Military Instructors in Congo

    Premier Levi Eshkol declared in reply to a question in Parliament today that Israeli instructors training the Congolese army were in the Congo under agreement with the Congolese Government at the request of United Nations Secretary General U Thant. The Premier added that the Israelis were not engaged in combat and that Israel did not… More ▸

  • U.N. Assembly Opens; Crisis over Financing U.N. Forces in Gaza, Congo

    The 19th session of the United Nations General Assembly opened here today in an atmosphere electric with tension over fears that the world organization might break up, due to rigid disagreements between the United States and the Soviet Union over the financing of the UN forces stationed in the Gaza area on the Israeli-Egyptian borders… More ▸

  • Golda Meir Denounces Congo Mercenaries; Israel Aid Continues

    Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister, today castigated “mercenaries and adventurers in the Congo who sell their honor and carry arms for gain.” She spoke at a meeting of African envoys, called to dispel rumors that Israelis were serving as mercenaries in the Congo. Mrs. Meir expressed “revulsion” over such mercenary activities, and said that… More ▸

  • President Kasavubu of Congo Arrives in Israel on State Visit

    President Joseph Kasavubu of the Republic of the Congo arrived in Israel today with his wife and a 17-man entourage for a one-week state visit. He was greeted at the airport with full military honors and welcomed by President Shazar, Premier Levi Eshkol and Mrs. Golda Meir, Israel’s Foreign Minister. More ▸

  • Congo Republic Insists on Having Israel Help Train Armed Forces

    The Government of the Congo Republic (Leopoldville) is standing by its previous decision to include Israel among the six nations she had asked to help retain and reorganize the Congolese army and navy, it was learned here today. The announcement that “we are standing pat” was made to the United Nations Advisory Committee on the… More ▸

  • Congo Drops Military Training Plan; Arabs Objected to Israel’s Role

    Under pressure from the Arab states, Congo Premier Cyrille Adoula has dropped his plan to have his national defense forces reorganized and retrained by several NATO powers and by Israel, according to information reaching here today from the Congo capital, Leopoldville. Mr. Adoula had planned to use Israeli training for paratroops. Other countries involved in… More ▸