The Congo: Across the River & into the Mess

After six weeks as Premier of the Congo, Moise Tshombe was hanging on by the skin of his big white teeth.

Only the U.S. seemed interested in helping him hang on. It gave him a few renovated B-26s to help him against the advancing Congolese rebels. Assistant Secretary of State G. Mennen Williams spent five days with Tshombe in Leopoldville, left only after the Premier agreed to swallow his pride and ask five selected African nations to send troops. Whether they will remains doubtful.

Last Warning. Meanwhile, Tshombe hurled himself into a little cold...

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