DIPLOMACY: Doctor K's African Safari

It began as a journey of small expectations and doubtful timing, but midway through his first visit to Africa last week Secretary of State Henry Kissinger appeared to have promised a significant turnaround in U.S. foreign policy on the continent. Initially, the signs on the horizon were anything but auspicious. Only two months after the end of a bloody civil war in Angola, Rhodesia was already caught up in the first skirmishes of a racial showdown as black liberation movements geared up to bring down the white racist regime of Ian Smith....

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