Africa: An Attentive Listener

For Secretary of State William Rogers, it was the touchiest stopover of his 15-day, ten-country African journey. Nigeria's leaders, angered by Washington's clumsily expressed concern over possible genocide in defeated Biafra early last week, were reported close to breaking off relations with the U.S. Their hostility was underscored by an editorial in the Lagos Daily Express: "We offer no greetings to William Rogers as he steps on Nigerian soil today. For whatever bright promises and goody-goody talks he may utter, we still consider him persona non grata . . . the enemy...

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