Africa: The Ambitious Ones

For a continent emerging into freedom, Africa has developed a high quota of power grabbers.

Some of Africa's most ambitious heads of state turned up in Casablanca last week at the invitation of Morocco's King Mohammed V. Scarcely out of swaddling clothes themselves, they share a compelling tendency to run everyone else's show. Their present purpose: to tell the world that they know better than the U.N. how to straighten out riot-torn, chaotic Congo.

Ignominious Tow. The conference did not begin with the kind of nourish the principals hoped for. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and his two satellites, Sekou Toure of...

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