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Stalled Take-Over

 the province; it could also be that the people of Shaba have themselves had enough of Mobutu's dispensation. A most interesting aspect of the developments in Shaba has been the na- ture and extent of African involvement in the crisis. On earlier occasions when trouble broke out in an African teiritory, it was invariably the European and American mercenaries who gathered to fight for the Good Cause. But in Shaba, African countries themselves are active; not through the Unit ed Nations as in Congo in 1960, but bilaterally. Troops from Morocco, arms and economic aid from Egypt and. Sudan, suicide squads from Uganda, Idi Amin himself visiting the 'front' by helicopter

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