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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!