What Place for the White Man?

Since the end of World War II, the biggest news about Africa has been that Africa now makes its own news. In the past two years alone, two new nations have been born and twelve territories have become self-governing. Four more are scheduled to get independence by the end of 1960. Having logged more than 110,000 miles of travel crisscrossing Africa in these two years, TIME Correspondent Curtis Prendergast completed a tour of duty and cabled these impressions of a restless continent:

THE African passengers in the dirty...

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