The Congo: On the Rampage

Each time the troubled Congo settles into something resembling normality, a new revolt shatters its fragile unity. Last week the government rushed off troop reinforcements to Kwilu province, a rich agricultural area 250 miles east of Leopoldville, where some 500 Communist-supplied tribal guerrillas were on the rampage. The leftist insurgents controlled about one-third of the territory, had burned and looted a palm-oil plantation, administration buildings and schools. A curfew was imposed on the panic-stricken provincial capital of Kikwit, and the families of four U.S. missionaries were hastily evacuated from their posts, 22 miles from the city.

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