The Congo: Looking for Votes

The 35-member Organization of African Unity has never been very friendly to Congolese Premier Moise Tshombe. When his name is mentioned in O.A.U. meetings, it often brings delegates to their feet, shouting "Lackey," "Stooge" or "Neocolonialist." But last week, as the group's foreign ministers met in Nairobi to discuss the Congo question, Tshombe, to his surprise and gratification, found that he had more supporters than attackers.

An important question was whether Tshombe's bitter Congolese foes, the rebel forces of Christophe Gbenye, would be invited to present their case to the meeting. The...

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