Zaire leader on health trip

The Zairean President Mobutu Sese Seko arrived in southern France to consult doctors about his health, leaving his nation in the throes of an uprising.

Mr Mobutu spent six weeks in the Riviera in November and December following treatment for prostate cancer in Switzerland. On his return to Zaire, he prepared for acounter-attack on rebels holding a large tract of eastern Zaire. Reuters - Nice