The Commonwealth: Some Questions for a Friend

On the eve of the coup against Nigerian Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa last week, leaders of 19 of the British Commonwealth's 22 nations* met in Lagos to discuss another troubled country: Rhodesia. Britain had its early misgivings about the two-day conference. It was the first such meeting ever held outside Britain, the first presided over by anyone but the British Prime Minister, the first called on the initiative of a government other than Britain, and the first with only a single-item agenda.

At best, the meeting could win for Prime Minister...

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