The Congo: How to Appear Evolu

It was a week of triumph for the Congo's professionals. In a freelance foray, a band of 14 white mercenaries blithely recaptured the strategic Congo River port of Lisala, despite orders from the timorous Congolese army high command not to overextend their supply lines. The mercenaries — mostly Southern Rhodesians — cut down 160 of the 3,000 well-armed rebel defenders, had to drive their Jeeps over mounds of rebel dead to enter the Moyen Congo provincial capital. Another mercenary band took back the North Katanga town of Kongolo, found that, as usual,...

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