AFRICA: Cubans, Cubans Everywhere

The familiar bearded figure in army fatigues suddenly popped up in Africa last week. Fidel Castro toured several countries, made anti-"imperialistic" speeches and discussed present and future Cuban military and technical aid. This week he was due to be followed by Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny, who will go to Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique in a general effort to increase Soviet influence in southern Africa. Both could take some satisfaction from the fact that an African military force, aided by the Marxist regime in Angola and almost certainly by Cuban troops there, was striking with astonishing success at an essentially pro-Western...

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