Algeria: Concern for Reform

One of Colonel Houari Boumedi enne's first acts after he seized power in June was to denounce the schemes for Pan-African subversion, which had been so dear to his predecessor, Ah med Ben Bella — and which had proved so costly to Algeria. The gaunt new Premier has ended the fat subsidies handed out to the 22 foreign revolutionary movements based in Algiers, ordered exiles to stop their political activities or leave the country. As if to prove his good intentions last week, the government newspaper El Moudja-hid published long front-page tributes to Upper Volta and the Ivory Coast,...

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