CENTRAL AFRICA: The Ibiam Affair

Pulling into the neat new mining town of Chingola (pop. 23,000) in Northern Rhodesia's booming copper belt fortnight ago, the white chauffeur turned to his three passengers—two white, one black—and cheerfully asked: "How about a beer?" Shaking his head, courtly, white-haired Sir Francis Akanu Ibiam, famed Nigerian physician and president of the University College of Ibadan, turned to his white companions and said smilingly: "As a churchman, I'd love a cup of tea." Together with the driver the three men got out of their car and entered a nearby cafe. And there the proprietor promptly ordered Sir Francis out with...

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