CENTRAL AFRICA: Home Truths from Muncie

The Central African Federation was created this year to unite the Rhodesias (and neighboring Nyasaland) into one big, economically sound nation, a kind of British barrier against South Africa's Boer oppression. The whites like the idea fine, but the blacks (who outnumber the whites 35 to 1) claim the federation is designed to keep them in their place. The founders also hope to preserve what they call "the British way." To define it, they staged the Cecil Rhodes Centennial Exhibition at Bulawayo. For weeks they have been importing such staples as Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother (by jet),...

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