Congo: Unsafe Little Kingdom

Between the spells of violence, there always comes a time when everything stops for the Congo's slow-motion politics. It is a painful process, and excruciatingly complicated, almost as if each side hoped to crush the other through sheer exasperation.

Last week another bout of politicking was under way. Into Leopoldville at last flew the first batch of President Moise Tshombe's Katanga Deputies to the central Congolese Parliament. Landing in a United Nations plane and guaranteed U.N. protection during their stay, they arrived ostensibly in fulfillment of Tshombe's pledge made fortnight ago...

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