NYASALAND: Big Chief Oliver

The people of the Achewa, Tonga and Angoni tribes of British-protected Nyasaland are poor fieldworkers with neither money nor power. Yet, mite by mite, they collected $5,000 to send five of their chiefs to London with a message for the "great white mother," Queen Elizabeth. The message was a protest against the British government's plan to federate Nyasaland with Northern and Southern Rhodesia into a Central African dominion (TIME, Feb. 9). "We are afraid Southern Rhodesia will swallow us down," said their spokesman, Chief Somba.

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