AFRICA: Disunity in Addis

Isolated Addis Ababa seemed an odd place for the hot-eyed young nationalists to hold their big conference of independent African states. Many were irked at having to bow and scrape before their host, Emperor Haile Selassie, whose regime is one of Africa's most authoritarian. But the Lion of Judah had worked hard to make his capital presentable. The girls who staff the city's 5,000 bordellos were ordered not to call to passing delegates. Wandering cows and insistent beggars who normally clog the streets were hustled out of town. Haile Selassie also arranged to keep from delegates the nasty story of...

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