NYASALAND: Huggermugger Trouble

The pamphlet put out by the tourist office called it "Nyasaland—Darkest Africa in Fairest Mood." But in this fair spot last week the mood could not have been darker. Each day the upland country of clear lakes, sun-splashed valleys and misty mountaintops saw fresh upheavals, and the violence echoed beyond its borders. Not since Britain in 1953 merged Nyasaland with the two Rhodesias—forming a Central African Federation larger than California, Texas and New York combined—has there been such turmoil. And it seemed to be only beginning.

Ironically, Nyasaland, poorest of the federation's...

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