Congo: Lumumba's Loyalists

In theory, both Patrice Lumumba and his ambitions were safely mewed up in Colonel Joseph Mobutu's army camp. In fact, Lumumba was doing just about as well inside as out. For one thing, he had talked his way out of his jail cell, now had the run of the camp and ate in the officers' mess. More important, his followers, quietly and steadily, were spreading the Lumumba banner over more and more of the troubled nation, just as if Patrice himself had been there giving orders.

Headquarters of Lumumba's shadow government is Stanleyville,...

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