Africa: Together at the Summit

The normally sleepy Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa was astir with feverish activity last week. Crowds of ragged citizens stood gaping as workmen rushed to install huge portraits of prominent Africans across from Haile Selassie's palace. Finishing touches were being put on a spanking new hotel. Mile after mile of 8-ft.-high corrugated iron fence was being put in place along main streets to hide the city's shabby slums.

All the excitement was in anticipation of this week's pan-African "summit" conference of some 30 African heads of state. Never before had so many leaders of Africa sat down in the same place...

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