TUNISIA: Rise of the Fellagha

France is slowly but steadily losing her grip on her North African empire. Morocco has been in turmoil for a year. Until recently, nearby Tunisia was relatively quiet, but last spring nationalists began stirring in Tunisia. The nationalists were dissatisfied with the limited "reforms" offered by Resident General Pierre Voizard; they were enraged by the moving of exiled Habib Bourguiba, the anti-Communist leader of Tunisia's most powerful political group, the Neo-Destour

Party, to an island off the northwestern French coast and they took heart from French reverses in Indo-China and confusion in Paris.

Now a fanatic new group has entered the...