As starkly proved by the Congo crisis, Africans need education before independence. What should the U.S. do?
Because colonial powers are highly sensitive on the subject, the U.S. government has walked a policy tightrope. The State Department spends less on African education ($2,000,000 this year) than it does in any other area. U.S. scholarships for Africans have been few and far between.
One result was the recent Nixon-Kennedy flap over who should pay air fares for 250 U.S.-bound East African students. A more useful result was the Government's post-independence offer of scholarships for 150 Guinea students and 300 from the Congo.
Is this enough?...