Southern Rhodesia: More Stonings, More Laws

In the race for freedom in Africa, whites' concessions have seldom kept up with blacks' demands. The gap is perilously apparent in vast (150,000 sq. mi.) Southern Rhodesia, the only self-governing member of the troubled Central African Federation. The government has softened harsh apartheid rules and promised Africans a few seats in the legislature next year. But the blacks are not satisfied. They outnumber the whites 3,000,000 to 220,000, insist on "one man, one vote"−now. Since mid-July, they have pushed their cause by attacking police patrols, stoning motorists, cutting telephone lines and burning down schools.

Widely blamed for the violence...

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