Central Africa: No Squawks, Please

Everybody was rushing to leave Sir Roy Welensky's rickety Rhodesia federation. Black-ruled Nyasaland was already assured of Britain's permission to secede. Northern Rhodesia's African-dominated Assembly last week voted, 21 to 14, to demand immediate secession. Even whiteruled Southern Rhodesia was now calling for "a clean break." Or, as the new Prime Minister, Winston Field, put it at the opening session of Parliament in Salisbury, "The question of Southern Rhodesian secession will not arise. We shall have been seceded from."

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister R. A. ("Rab") Butler had just spent two weeks...

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