Southern Rhodesia: White Uhuru

Black African leaders used to call Sir Roy Welensky a white elephant and cheered when the Central African Federation, of which he was Prime Minister, broke up last New Year's Eve. Now some wish the elephant were back.

When the federation collapsed, it split into three parts. Nyasaland has gained independence under a black government, and Northern Rhodesia will have the same status next month. Southern Rhodesia, still a British self-governing colony, also wants independence, but Britain refuses to grant it, except under a new constitution that will give the now suppressed...

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