CONGO: The Noisy Cockpit

How many nations is the Congo? One, says President Joseph Kasavubu in Léopoldville. Two, says President Moise Tshombe of separatist Katanga province. Three, insists Albert Kalonji, who says that his Kasai Mining State is just as separate as Tshombe's Katanga. Last week a new voice made it four. In Stanleyville, Communist Antoine Gizenga, Vice Premier in Patrice Lumumba's Cabinet, declared that Eastern province was an independent state and he was its president.

Back in Manhattan, the U.N. was split almost as many ways as it struggled to deal with the Congo mess....

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