BELGIAN CONGO: Freedom Yes, Civilization Maybe

Everywhere young King Baudouin went on his flying inspection trip through the major towns of the Congo last week, he heard the insistent cries of nationalist leaders for Congolese independence. But from the dark interior of the Kasai province came ominous notice that, once Belgian control ends, the self-rule everyone seemed to want will bring with it barbarism and strife.

In a running civil war of spears and poison arrows between the Balubas and the Luluas, more than 60 were killed. Once the Balubas had been serfs of the ruling Luluas. But now, being more numerous, they stood to emerge...

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