Senegal: Friends Fall Out

Until recently. President Leopold Senghor and Premier Mamadou Dia of peanut-producing Senegal were as close as two nuts in a pod. Both worked feverishly to win Senegal's independence from France in 1960, and they have shared the struggle to make the hot little West African nation a going concern. Then, six months ago, Dia, back from a trip to Moscow, took a sharp left turn in his official policies. Moderate President Senghor disagreed violently with Dia's new line. Last week, in a showdown in the sunny capital of Dakar, Senghor shucked his old friend and clapped him under arrest in...

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