BRITISH AFRICA: The Black Majority

In the fertile and congenial parts of Africa where Europeans have established colonies and built cities, the news from Algeria was a warning of what it might be like in their own countries if conditions worsened. For the Algerian parallel was often present—a minority of white settlers, economically dominant but numerically outnumbered, who found themselves out of tune with a distant capital (London or Paris) which recognizes that the days of old-style colonialism are over. Nobody mentioned Algeria around the table under the glittering chandelier of London's Lancaster House last week,...

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