The World: Echoes of the Coup

For the past 13 years, the Portuguese have been fighting guerrillas in all three of their African colonies of Angola, Portuguese Guinea and Mozambique. Now, following the coup in Lisbon, the territories are being promised at least partial freedom after nearly five centuries of Portuguese influence. TIME Correspondent Lee Griggs visited Mozambique last week to sample the reaction. His report:

Mozambicans—black, white and brown—are still somewhat stunned by what happened in Lisbon. The great majority seem pleased at the pronouncements from Portugal; yet there is little open ebullience. The most emotional scene was...

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