The Congo: Reluctant to Reconcile

As the last 143 United Nations troops pulled out of the Congo last week, a departing Nigerian captain sniffed: "It's high time the Congolese put on their thinking caps for themselves." Actually, there were plenty of thinking caps being worn in that chaotic nation, but the thoughts they generated had little to do with one another. Everybody was certainly thinking the same question: Who could and/or would finally lead the Congo to stability?

Premier Cyrille Adoula hardly seemed the man. His government had been unable to suppress the vicious Communist-encouraged rebellions in

Kwilu, Kivu and North Katanga provinces that threaten total...

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