Africa: One Down, One to Go

One of Africa's new rebellions ended with a fizzle last week while the other showed signs of stubborn persistence and could go on for weeks. ∙ THE CONGO. The revolt against the Congolese government of General Joseph Mobutu by white mercenaries whom Mobutu himself had hired turned out to be largely a hit-and-run affair. Some 180 mercenaries of French Colonel "Bob" Denard's 6th Commandos, supported by Katanganese soldiers of the Congo army, moved into six towns, the most important being Bukavu and Kisangani. After several brief clashes with Mobutu's advancing regulars, the mercenaries last week commandeered 27 trucks...

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