CONGO: Bringing Him Back Alive

It was a gala day in L éopoldville, and as President Joseph Kasavubu's plane touched down at Ndjili airport, dozens of diplomats and 10,000 of the citizenry endured the sweltering heat to welcome the Hero of Manhattan who had won U.N. acceptance as the Congo's leader. When the drenching rain began that evening, the gay crowds had scattered, and Kasavubu was enjoying himself at a homecoming banquet given in his home. Over at Patrice Lumumba's house, the Congolese guards took shelter in a garage; in the downpour, no one noticed the black limousine that slipped into Lumumba's driveway,...

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