The Congo: No Sad Farewells

The private mercenary brigade that has managed to bully the Congo government for three months agreed last week to pack up and leave the country. Belgian Planter Jean Schramme and his force of 150 white "meres" and 1,000 black Katangese have controlled the town of Bukavu in Kivu province and the territory around it, ever since they hurled back battalions of Congolese troops sent to put down their revolt. They have managed to keep the Congo government on edge with their threats, raised doubt about the effectiveness of law in the bush, and sullied the prestige of President Joseph...

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