SOUTH WEST AFRICA: Timetable for Independence

One after another, the last bastions of white supremacy in southern Africa are collapsing: Mozambique and Angola are set to become independent after centuries of Portuguese rule, while Rhodesia's white minority government finds itself in an increasingly precarious position.

Change is also coming to South West Africa, the desolate territory that the government of South Africa has ruled for the past 55 years. Last week, under pressure from Pretoria, the territory's all-white Executive Council announced that it would enact laws dismantling some of the most common and onerous forms of apartheid: hotels,...

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