Mobutu Back in France Amid Health Concerns

Associated Press

Just three weeks after returning home to deal with a rebel insurgency, Zaire's president arrived back in France on Thursday amid questions about the severity of his cancer.

The Zairian government has not given a reason for President Mobutu Sese Seko's trip or said how long he will be gone. However, members of his entourage said last month that the president would return to France in early January for medical treatment.

The 66-year-old leader returned to Zaire on Dec. 17 after receiving treatment for prostate cancer in Switzerland and recovering in France.

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