Algeria: Unrest in the Kabylia

After a seven-day visit with his neutralist pal, Marshal Tito, Algeria's President Ahmed ben Bella last week set off for home. By rights, Ben Bella should have flown 1,060 miles southwest to Algiers. Instead, his Russian-piloted Ilyushin-18 plane headed north and touched down at France's Melun air port, 26 miles from Paris. There, a helicopter was waiting to hustle Ben Bella to the Chateau de Champs for a conference with Charles de Gaulle.

What was the purpose of this dramatic but curiously clandestine meeting, just 48 hours before De Gaulle took off on...

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