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1-7 and p. 3. See also "Loi Fondamentale Relative aux Structures du Congo," Document 24, Chronique de Politique Etrangere, Juillet-Novembre 1960, pp. 596-625. 32 HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO THE CONGO SITUATION necessary for discipline to retain all the Belgian officers in the Force Publique, it left the impression that the army remained an extension of Belgian and not Congolese policy. Some degree of dependence on the former metropole is operative in all new African States (as is some degree of distrust), but in the Congo previous policy - as well as its sudden reversal- made the resolution of the resultant ambivalence extremely difficult.


Doc. S/4389/Add. 5. For reproductions of the development charts of UN Forces see opposite page. The failure to send UN troops into Katanga at the outset of the operations, though explicable in terms of the remoteness of that province from Leopoldville and the difficulties of communications, can retrospectively be assessed as a serious error of political judgment. , IS' {. " . ,.... 7 i '""\ ! -">. J"". ~.. I \I~ ""'0IIII\. Inongo E \ ~) ,. , .. l . } \ i / ' .. ~ E ( •• _ Bumba I i GABON r I T •• \.

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