ANGOLA: No to Shaba III

Disarming the Katangese

For nearly two months now, bands of heavily armed but bedraggled guerrillas have been straggling back to their base camps inside Angola, mostly by way of Zambia. They are survivors of an invasion force of several thousand Katangese secessionists in exile who massacred 131 Europeans and at least four tunes that many blacks in an abortive effort to liberate their homeland, Zaïre's mineral-rich Shaba region, formerly Katanga province. The invaders were driven into the jungle by French Foreign Legionnaires and Belgian paratroopers, called in by Zaïrian President Mobutu Sese Seko, No. 1 enemy of the Katangese.

Mobutu promptly...

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