The Congo: The Battle of Jadotville

It began like the Montagues and the Capulets. He was a Lunda boy who wanted to marry a Baluba girl, but the two tribes were ancient blood foes. Last week, in the Katanga town of Jadotville, their love affair resulted in a savage orgy of killing unlike any ever seen on the streets of Verona.

Bands of Lunda natives, armed with knives, machetes, and razor-sharp bicycle chains lashed to sticks, stormed through the streets looking for Baluba youths wearing monkey fur headpieces and animal-skin war dresses. Both sides chased terrified police out of native quarters, brushed aside the pleas of...

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