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Background: A group of Congolese students left Brussels, Aug 17, by air for Leopoldville. They were the first to return to the Congo Republic, following a decision by the Belgian Minister of the Interior, Lefevre, to send home all Congolese visitors who are at present studying in Belgium.
This step by the Belgium authorities is a belated answer to the Congolese Cabinet's decision, Aug 9, to complete the severance of diplomatic relations by expelling the Belgian Ambassador and his staff, and to recall all students from Belgian to protect them from "indoctrination".
Minister Lefevre's order has caused consternation among several hundred Congolese students who are studying in a number of Belgian cities, where they have been acquainted with the workings of local administration. Many of them, hailing from Kasai and Katanga, are refusing to leave Belgium, arguing that they do not recognize the Lumumba Government and should not be made to suffer for the consequences of its action.