East Africa: On the Mend

Under the flame trees that line Dar es Salaam's breezy waterfront esplanade, the 45th Royal Marine Commando band tootled a medley of marches. Carefree Tanganyikans of all races sauntered under sunny skies, staring at the great British warships at anchor outside Dar's tidy harbor or simply listening to the music. But the holiday mood was superficial. All through East Africa, worried government leaders were busy patching the flimsy fabric of their infant nations, torn by a week of armed mutiny and racial violence.

Tagging the Sheep. First job that faced the leaders was...

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