East Africa: Tangibar

What Tanganyika's Julius Nyerere lacks in toughness he makes up for in statesmanlike skill. Last week, with scarcely a twitch of his toothbrush mustache, Nyerere swallowed — whole — the People's Republic of Zanzibar.

Ultimatum. A strong adherent of African nonalignment, Nyerere shared the fears of Western leaders that Zanzibar, since its savage coup last January against the old Arab ruling crowd, was sliding into the Communist camp. Early last month, Nyerere sent Foreign Minister Oscar Kambona winging across the 23-mile channel that separates the two countries with an ultimatum: unless Zanzibar halted its leftward slither, Tanganyika would dissociate itself...

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