CONGO: Katanga v. the World

In the Congo the week began in deceptive calm. Cautiously, Belgian merchants crept back into the cities, taking down the shutters from their shop windows in hasty compliance with the Congo Cabinet's decree that stores and factories must reopen by August 8 or be confiscated. Reports of continuing tribal warfare among the Baluba and Lulua in the Kasai interior hardly ruffled Léopoldville's street crowds. Here and there local commanders of the Congo's restive Force Publique set up as semi-independent potentates. One Sabena pilot on a routine flight to Stanleyville suddenly heard on...

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