The Congo: With Magic Juice & Lucky Grass

It took a peak commitment of 19,400 United Nations troops to restore a sullen peace to the strife-torn Congo. By June 30, the last 3,000 members of the U.N. force will be withdrawn, and already chaos is coming back. Leopoldville has been rocked by a succession of antigovernment plastic-bomb explosions since May. In Kwilu Province, the Communist-inspired Jeunesse (youth), led by Pierre Mulele, still hold their own against Congolese troops. Though one of the Congo's provincial presidents recently sent Premier Cyrille Adoula a hippopotamus, the traditional sign of loyalty, it is clear...

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