Foreign News: THE MANY LANDS OF CONGO

Through all his weathervane shifts of mood, Congolese Premier Patrice Lumumba has never shifted on one point: the Congo, he insists, is a single, unified nation of 14 million people. But with or without U.N. help, the odds against a unified Congo are enormous. In bustling Leopoldville, where 15-story office buildings rise only a few miles from huts on stilts, it was the dry season and customers on the terrace of the Hotel Regina sipped their beer in relative comfort, grateful for a temperature dip that had taken the thermometer down to the 80s....

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