The British Government has long urged the dozens of native potentates under its rule to unite for the sake of greater prosperity. Now the first voluntary union of two African rulers has taken place.

Before their approving headmen two Paramount Chiefs—Nana Atta Agyeman IV of Sefwi Bekwai and Nana Kwami Nkua II of Sefwi Wiawso—joined hands in ostentatious amity. For the occasion both wore richly colored robes with gold crowns on their heads. Spokesmen for the two tribes invoked the spirits of departed Bekwai and Wiawso chiefs to tell them they were now as one. In turn the living chiefs blessed...

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