AFRICA: Bigger Share of the Blanket

Deep in the African bush, between the Zambesi River and a vast game reserve where 2,000 elephants have been counted, firmness and fair play won a victory that force could never achieve. Last week 10,000 African miners were back at work and a nationwide general strike was averted because a British Prime Minister whom they trusted coupled a warning ("Mob rule will not be permitted") with a rare promise: "The gap between black and white standards of living must be narrowed as quickly as possible."

The strike had been called at Wankie colliery,...

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