The Congo: The Mixture as Before

For a while at least, Moise Tshombe seemed willing to help put the Congo together again. When the United Nations gave him ten days to accept its latest unification plan or face economic sanctions, Katanga's secessionist President waited until the last minute, then announced fulsomely that he viewed the scheme "with enthusiasm." But mercurial Moise's zeal lasted only a few days. Last week he summoned newsmen to Elisabethville's Prince Leopold Hospital, led them into the mortuary and pointed a well-manicured finger at the bodies of two Katangese gendarmes. He claimed...

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