The Congo: A New Start

For the troubled Congo, at last there was a measure of peace. The rival factions were neither shouting nor shooting. In fact, they had finally agreed to meet in Leopoldville so that Parliament could reconvene. "We are on the eve of national reconciliation," exulted a government spokesman on the Leopoldville radio.

Much of the credit went to the U.N.'s new Congo boss, Dr. Sture Linner, 44, the tall, mild Swede whose friendly new approach was working wonders with the Congolese central government. Unlike India's haughty Rajeshwar Dayal, Linner mixed freely with the Congolese. Said he: "We get along wonderfully well. I...

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