Foreign News: Spark of Hope

Behind the bright green shutters of Nairobi's Government House, hope sparkled anew for Kenya Colony. In the face of the Mau Mau war, which hurts all and benefits none, whites, blacks and browns last week took the first hesitant steps towards a multiracial government.

Sprawled in the governor's chair, wearing a crumpled white linen suit and the blue-and-scarlet tie of the Grenadier Guards, British Colonial Secretary Oliver Lyttelton listened patiently to the representatives of 6,000,000 Africans, 100,000 Indians, 40,000 whites and 25,000 Arabs The whites wanted martial law and an all-out offensive against the...

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