Africa: Chou's Trip: A Few Crises But Not Much Headway

A blue and white DC-7 skimmed clear of the sand dunes surrounding Somalia's primitive Mogadishu Airport, then wheeled out over the Indian Ocean toward Asia. In his chartered KLM air liner, Red China's Premier Chou Enlai, his hard face lined and bloodless, watched Africa drop behind him. In the course of his 53-day safari, he had toured ten nations, ranging from so traditional a monarchy as Morocco to so Red-hot a republic as Ghana, with time out for a side trip to Albania.

He had conferred at length with ten African chiefs of...

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