CONGO: A Night on the Town

For days Patrice Lumumba prowled the balcony of the Premier's residence, staring down at the U.N. troops that guarded it. "Neutralized" by Military Boss Joseph Mobutu and threatened with arrest by President Joseph Kasavubu, Lumumba commanded only the residence he lived in. Last week he decided to venture out to tour the town. Despite the guards, the getaway was simple. Lumumba arranged for friends to send over three American cars, and everybody piled in for an evening of fun and politicking at the Leopoldville bars and nightclubs.

Just Like Gandhi. At the first stop, Lumumba ordered six cases of...

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