Foreign News: Appointment in Geneva

CAMEROUN

For years, one of Africa's busiest agitators was a dapper French Camerounese medical doctor named Felix-Roland Mou-mié. In 1955, at the age of 29, he privately wrote Vyacheslav Molotov: "If ever I succeed in taking power in my country, I assure you I will build a socialist republic." But he indignantly denied that he was a Communist, described himself as no more than a pious Presbyterian. He was a familiar of the U.N.'s corridors, arguing that only he represented the will of the French Cameroun people. He turned up in Moscow, was always...

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