Zaire to Double Size of Its Armed Forces

Associated Press

President Mobutu Sese Seko has decided to double the strength of Zaire’s armed forces from 50,000 men to 100,000, the Defense Ministry announced.

A communique said that Mobutu, who is commander in chief, made the decision at a meeting of the Higher Defense Council.

The action followed by days a rebel attack across Lake Tanganyika on the port town of Moba.