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Jeremy Rich

intelligence agent, was born on 16 June 1922 in Concord, New Hampshire, in the United States. The son of an army colonel, Devlin grew up in San Diego, California, and served in the US military in World War II, reached the rank of captain by the end of that conflict. Devlin earned an undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in 1947, before beginning a master's degree in international relations at Harvard University, where the US Central Intelligence Agency recruited him to join as an agent. Little is known of his activities in the CIA prior to 1959, when he learned he was to be stationed in the Congo. Devlin had closely observed in Brussels the Round Table discussions in January and February 1960, in which Congolese politicians and Belgian officials negotiated a rapid path to independence in June 1960.

Devlin finally arrived in the ...

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Jeremy Rich

politician and businessman, was born on 21 July 1943 in the Yakoma sector, Nord Ubangi district, Equateur Province, Democratic Republic of Congo. He belonged to the small Ngbandi ethnic community that lived in the far northwest part of the country, although his father was a Polish judge. Because Congolese dictator Mobutu Sese Seko was also Ngbandi, this connection was later very valuable for Yale's career. He attended primary and secondary school at Catholic mission schools at Molegbe. He then became a student at Lovanium University in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa.

Yale became a very active figure in university politics, and he joined the Association Générale des Étudiants de Lovanium (AGEL). In 1967 his fellow AGEL members elected Yale president of the organization. The university was a center of opposition to Mobutu Sese Seko, who took control over the Congolese government in a military coup on 24 November 1965 ...