Burundi: Down to Size

For a moment, it looked as if the cold war had reached flash point in Burundi. The tiny African nation had been the biggest base for Red Chinese subversion on the continent. Fortnight ago, when moderate Premier Pierre Ngendandumwe was installed to check Peking's rising influence, nobody doubted that the Chinese would respond. Then the Premier was gunned down on the steps of a Bujumbura hospital. But the man who was arrested was a local African employed as a stenotypist in the U.S. embassy. Immediately, the noisy cry echoed through Africa: "Imperialist...

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