GUINEA: Left Turn

Though the distinguished visitor would not officially achieve the rank of head of state until his country withdraws its allegiance next fall to the British Crown (though not the Commonwealth), his hosts in nearby Conakry, the capital of Guinea, decided to give him a 21-gun salute anyway. In a few minutes, a cane-swinging Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana strode down the gangplank of his chartered freighter to embrace, somewhat stiffly, the President of the Republic of Guinea, youthful (37) Sékou Touré. Later, when the two men stood side by side to review the tiny, 2,000-man Guinean army, a banner...

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