AFRICA: U.S. Policy Under Attack

Critics charge the Administration with being rigid and unrealistic

I love the rhetoric. Keep it coming. Meanwhile, we're all waiting for the action." So said one African diplomat in Nairobi last week, acidly summing up the reaction of many of his colleagues to Jimmy Carter's three-day visit to the continent and to the President's keynote speech in Lagos. In that well-intentioned address from the Nigerian capital, Carter called for a fair and peaceful transmission of power from the governing white minorities in southern Africa to black majorities; at the same time he...

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