Foreign News: The Wandering Laundryman

While the Congo was a Belgian colony, 35-year-old Robert Kinda worked hard washing clothes in a Leopoldville laundry. He also did a few personal favors for one of the customers, Thomas Kanza, 27, the Belgian-educated son of a local politico.

Several weeks ago young Kanza was appointed to head the Congolese delegation to the U.N.; he asked hard-working Robert Kinda to come along as a member of the delegation. Kinda's duties: to act as Kanza's secretary and to do his laundry.

Kinda was happy enough as a drip-dry diplomat until he suddenly encountered a...

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