AFRICA: The Open Race

"Every African," said Ghana's Minister of Information, "loves unity," and on the surface at least, the events of the week seemed to bear him out. In Cairo, President Nasser dramatically staged a "Quit Africa Day," aimed at what was described as the common enemy of both Arabs and blacks—the Western "imperialists," those "murderers" and "bloodsuckers." In Accra, Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah began welcoming hundreds of delegates to a giant All Africa People's Conference, which was ostensibly organized as one more step toward the creation of "an ultimate commonwealth of free, independent United States of Africa."

As they looked over Nkrumah's...

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