Africa: Black Resentment For the Asians

"We are not racialist," protested Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere last week. "We are only getting rid of those people who are here illegally." The same menacing tone was in the voice of Kenya's President Jomo Kenyatta, who warned that "non-Kenyans, however rich, who ridicule the laws of the country, practice cat-and-mouse friendship and insult Africans will be ordered to pack up and go home." Who were these social undesirables about to be tossed out of paradise?

The comments reflected not the old-style resentment against European whites but a growing animosity through out...

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