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South Kasai

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what information he has received from the United Nations concerning the present situation in South Kasai; and whether the United Nations have informed him of their intention to replace those forces under the United Nations command who were recently withdrawn from the area.

Accurate information on the situation in South Kasai is scarce but I gather that bands of South Kasai troops who, following the withdrawal of Ghanaian United Nations troops, were attempting to extend their activities outside the present South Kasai territory have since been withdrawn within that territory. We have not received any information to substantiate reports which were current recently that there was general and major disorder in the area. The answer to the second part of the hon. Gentleman's Question is Yes.