CENTRAL AFRICA: Light Through the Cloud

WE ASKED FOR EVIDENCE ! cried the London Daily Herald. THERE IS NOT A SHRED OF IT IN THE WHITE PAPER. With varying degrees of indignation, all but two of London's newspapers agreed: the Tory government's White Paper, explaining the wave of arrests in the Central African Federation, spoke of "trends toward violence" in Nyasaland but never once offered any proof of the much-touted "R day" white massacre that had triggered all the uproar, the 50-odd African deaths and the 500 arrests (TIME, March 30). The Colonial Office limply tried to explain...

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