TOGOLAND: Masters in Our Own House

Togoland is a hot, humid and tiny country, 75 miles wide and 330 miles long, named by the Germans, given to the French under a U.N. trusteeship, and stuck like an afterthought on the map of Africa, between Ghana and the even tinier French territory of Dahomey. Of all French African territories, it is closest to independence. At the same time, it has seemed closest to France. Since 1956 the government has been safely in the hands of Premier Nicolas Grunitzky, a naturalized French citizen and member of the French National Assembly. The boss of the ruling political party...

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