Education: Out of Africa

Into the halls of U.S. higher education last week marched an exotic vanguard: 81 African students, including 78 Kenyans —the largest group ever to arrive from the British colony that most Americans know vaguely as the land of the Mau Mau. What the Kenyans knew about the U.S. was more specific: scholarships totaling some $100,000 were sending them to 52 colleges and universities, from Howard to Hawaii. The event was not one to make British colonial officials cheer.

The instigator was Kenya's canny Politician Tom Mboya, 28, currently embroiled in a hot fight to expand his native party (see FOREIGN NEWS). When...

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