GUINEA: Willing to Take Dollars

The black leaders of Africa's emerging new nations endlessly complain that the outside world too often judges whose side they are on in the East-West struggle by whose aid they accept. Guinea's Red-leaning President Sékou Touré loudly proclaims that he is on no side, stubbornly insists he signed up for aid from Russia ($35 million) and Red China ($25 million) and brought in scores of Communist technicians, simply because he needed the money and expert advice.

Certainly Touré needed help from somewhere; for when Guinea voted itself out of the French community, France...

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