CAMEROON: The Hashish Massacre

When the hot, seething land of Cameroon celebrated its independence from France last New Year's Day, it did so amid some grisly statistics: in the previous six months, terrorists had massacred more than 500 men, women and children. Last week, as the new nation went to the polls to vote on the constitution of able Moslem Premier Ahmadou Ahidjo, 37, another 80 were dead.

The worst of the new massacres took place in a sprawling (pop. 15,000) community called Dschang. While the tiny French African garrison slept, a band of young Bamiléké tribesmen...

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