BELGIAN CONGO: Bedlam in Brussels

For the orderly Belgians, the Congo conference in Brussels had been a three-week nightmare. Even as they were preparing to announce the Congo's imminent independence, Joseph Kasavubu, 42, the top Congolese leader, stomped out of the conference and disappeared for two weeks. Another delegate, for obscure reasons, packed up and vanished in the direction of Communist East Berlin. New delegations arrived almost daily from the Congo and demanded places at the talks; by last week nearly 100 were seated around the table, and, transporting them by limousines having proved impossible, they moved from hotels to sessions in chartered streetcars....

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