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June 07, 1978 - Image 9

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The Michigan Deily-Wednesday, Jme 7, 1978-Pvge 9
Zaire needs $100 million, U.S. official says
PARIS (AP)-American and European experts on Moroccans are replacing in Shaba then boarded the- The United States sidetracked President Valery
Africa estimate Zaire urgently needs $100 million over half-dozen C-141 Starlifter cargo jets for a flight back to Giscard d'Estaing's proposal to make the Shaba force
the next three months to prevent its military and their bases on the Mediterranean island of Corsica. the nucleu of an Africa-wide peace force able to inter-
economic collapse, a senior U.S. official said yester- French and Belgian paratroopers had driven the rebels vene when necessary to shore up other pro-Western
day. from the Shaba city of Kolwezi last month. regimes in Africa.
That was the price tag attached to an emergency The African force is expected ultimately to reach a "I THINK WE can only conceive of this thing in ter-
military and economic aid effort organized at a one- total of 2,000 men. ms of specific situations," said the U.S. official, who
day meeting of diplomats from the United States, American military personnel in Lubumbashi said participated in the talks. "The mood of the United
France, Britain, West Germany and Belgium. about 700 of the Moroccan soldiers had arrived in States as a whole is one of hesitation about involvement
IN ZAIRE, MEANWHILE, U.S. Air Force transport Shaba by Tuesday. abroad, certainly any military involvement.
planes carrying soldiers of a 1,500-man Moroccan force THE ZAIRE GOVERNMENT of President Mobutu Congressional tendencies are essential in any enter-
landed yesterday at Lubumbashi, capital of rebel- Sese Seko is desperately short of spare parts, food, prise of this kind."
threatened Shaba Province. medicine and fuel to keep its army and economy Only a force approved and manned by the 49-nation
The Moroccans will be the backbonw of a French- working, the U.S. official here said. Organization of African Unity would receive American
sponsored African peace force designed to prevent a Meeting these requirements, along with longer-term backing, he said. The OAU has tried in vain since its
repetition of last month's invasion of Shaba by rebel needs that run into billions of dollars, will be the sub- founding in 1963 to agree on a pan-African peace force.
Lunda tribesmen from bases in neighboring Angola. ject of a conference next week in Brussels. That Britain, West Germany and Belgium were reported
The American planes also were ferrying in some 300 gathering will be attended by the five countries that in agreement with the American stand that any further
soldiers from Senegal and Gabon to give the Moroccan- conferred here Monday, along with Saudi Arabia, Iran Western intervention in Africa should be decided case-
dominated force a pan-African character. and representatives of the World Bank and the Inter- by-case. France made no official comment on the set-
ABOUT 350 OF the 750 French paratroopers the national Monetary Fund. back to its plans.
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