CONGO: The Hand of Kwame

The Russians and the Czechs were gone, and Patrice Lumumba's Red-lining advisers had been sent packing, but now a new foreign force was at work in the confused Congo. It was that of Ghana's Kwame Nkrumah, whose fervent hope is to rally an entire continent behind his Pan-African banner.

One of the young commissioners appointed by Colonel Joseph Mobutu made public a secret letter Nkrumah had written to Premier Patrice Lumumba three weeks ago. Nkrumah addressed Lumumba as "my brother," gave him detailed instructions on how to circumvent his Cabinet, urged him: "Don't make an issue of Kasavubu's treachery now....

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