FRANCE: Timely Token

Less than 48 hours before Christian Pineau outlined his bold "Eurafrica" scheme to the U.N., the French National Assembly hastily supplied him with a timely token of France's good intentions in Africa. In a predawn ballot that suggested that the lessons of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria had finally penetrated the French consciousness, the Deputies voted to give a limited degree of self-rule to the island of Madagascar and twelve provinces of "Black Africa."

A land in which less than 100,000 Europeans rule 27.8 million natives, Black Africa is more than eleven times...

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