Central Africa: Royboy

"I have swum bare-arsed in the Maka-busi River with many piccanins in my poorer days," Sir Roy Welensky once roared on television. He obviously thought his statement was enough to disprove the charge that he is antiblack. But as Prime Minister of the Central African Federation, jumbo-sized (6 ft. 2 in., 282 Ibs.) Roy Welensky stands as the biggest and most powerful symbol of white supremacy in the largest and richest white colonial bastion still left in Africa.

The Federation (Northern and Southern Rhodesia and Nyasaland) has been kept by Britain's steadying...

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