Algeria: Hero by Accident

A triumphal arc of laurel branches spanned the main street of the west Algerian city of Tiaret. In the reviewing stand, dissident Vice Premier Ahmed ben Bella listened to the cheers of thousands of Moslem women chanting Yu! Yu! Yu!, then settled back to listen to a round of speeches from his top aides, attempting to justify his bid to overthrow the government of Premier Benyoussef Benkhedda. Just as one speaker assured the crowd that "Algeria is not the Congo," a messenger passed word to the assembled dignitaries that perhaps it...

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