AFRICA: Votes v. Violence

From Cape Town to Casablanca, across the length of Africa, the answer to one question takes many forms—bloodshed, brutality, bigotry, benevolence. The question: Can 5,000,000 Europeans learn to live in harmony with 200 million Africans, many of whom are learning that poverty and servitude need not be their lot? Last week, under quite different circumstances, two men of Africa tried to bring in moderate answers.

In Kenya. In Mau Mau-scarred Kenya, where 40,000 whites rule 6,000,000 mostly illiterate Negroes, Ernest Vasey, 53, the cigar-chewing Minister for Finance, shocked the diehards by demanding a vote for Africans. Vasey urged that a...

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