Walking cautiously along the forest trail blazed by the British in Ghana and Nigeria, France last week permitted its African citizens in the dank and sweaty Cameroons (pop. 3,300,000) to take a big step toward self-government. Under a law passed by the French Assembly (under which France still maintains firm control over the West African colony's foreign affairs, defense and money matters), the Cameroons became something called a "State Under Trusteeship." Last week ambitious and outspoken Andre-Marie Mbida,.an ardently anti-Communist Cameroonian tribesman who once studied for the Roman Catholic priesthood, took...

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