The Congo: Vanishing Friends

Into the glass-enclosed winter garden of his pink palace strode Katanga's Secessionist Moise Tshombe with an important announcement. "I am pleased to have ended my work and have done my duty," Tshombe told newsmen, and now he would be leaving for Northern Rhodesia to take care of a troublesome eye ailment. How long would he be gone? "The doctors will decide that," said Tshombe, but Elisabethville hummed with rumors that he was going for good. Moise did nothing to squelch the gossip, for 48 hours after he left his capital he was on a plane bound for Paris.

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