Foreign News: Africa for Africans

Adolphe Félix Sylvestre Ebou#233;, Governor General of French Equatorial Africa and France's most distinguished Negro, talked proudly in Cairo last week about the future of the black man in his native continent. At last February's trail-blazing French Empire conference in Brazzaville, he had served as honorary chairman, helped promote a policy of "Africa for the Africans." Now, within the French Empire, the Governor General said optimistically, his people stood on the threshold of full citizenship, even of social and economic equality with whites.

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