CENTRAL AFRICA: Who's a Liberal?

CENTRAL AFRICA Who's a Liberal

In a land named for Britain's empire-building Cecil Rhodes, New Zealand-born Garfield Todd, 49, has enraged many a white settler by constantly echoing Rhodes's 19th century creed—"equal rights for civilized men." As Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia, one of the three British territories united in 1953 to form the Central African Federation (the others: Northern Rhodesia, Nyasaland). Todd, a onetime missionary of the Churches of Christ (Disciples), is a zealous advocate of the racial "partnership" policies of the Federation's Prime Minister, Sir Roy Welensky. Shying from the native-hating apartheid...

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