Mozambique: Public Enemy No. 3

When Dr. David Livingstone wandered through the wilds of Mozambique a century ago, he found only "wretched forts full of military convicts with bugles and kettledrums." Today the forts are far from wretched. Big, solidly built, and bristling with guns, they are manned by thousands of tough young Portuguese soldiers who have no illusions about their job. "Africans are pleasant people." said one trooper recently, "but we need cheap labor. If the Africans challenge this, we will have to suppress them."

And the challenge is bound to come, for Mozambique ranks just...

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