Malawi: What the Doctor Orders

As a 21-gun salute boomed out, British Governor General Sir Glyn Jones waved from the doorway of the Malawi Airways Viscount. A moment later he disappeared inside, and the plane soared northward toward Britain. All alone in the middle of a red carpet stood Prime Minister H. Kamuzu Banda, waving his fly whisk after the plane. It was a last fond farewell between the two men who had worked together to prepare Malawi for independence in 1964 and for last week's ceremonies, which established Malawi as a republic and Banda as its...

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