Central Africa: Trouble Brewing

Customs agents and Special Branch detectives charged with safeguarding the borders of the sprawling Rhodesian Federation have been run ragged lately. In the north, there is a steady traffic of white mercenaries and African soldiers from the routed Katangese army, who slip across the Congo line to peddle their weapons to eager white and black Rhodesians who may one day use them on each other. In the east, smugglers from the Portuguese colony of Mozambique make their way through the wild, mountainous bush to bring in dagga weed (marijuana) and take out gold stolen by workmen in Rhodesian mines. Last...

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