AFRICA: Voting for the Gun Barrel

For most of its 14-year existence, the Organization of African Unity has belied its grand title. Last week representatives from 48 of the OAU'S 49 member nations gathered for their four-day annual exercise in disharmony at a spanking-new conference center in Libreville, the sleepy seaside capital of Gabon. Shortly after Host President Albert-Bernard ("Omar") Bongo pleaded for "a summit at which we talk about what unites us, not what divides us," Chad accused Libya of seizing 45,000 sq. mi. of Chadian territory. Ethiopia charged that it was the victim of a "coordinated...

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