NYASALAND: Smiles That May Not Last

In a continent where complex constitutional problems breed and sting like mosquitoes, no place has a more complex problem than Nyasaland. A British protectorate, Nyasaland is a stringbean sliver of hills whose 2,720,000 African inhabitants are desperately determined to dissolve their homeland's 1953 forced merger with the two Rhodesias into the white-dominated Central African Federation. Fortnight ago, when delegates from Nyasaland and Britain sat down in London's ornate Lancaster House to debate a new deal for the little land, experts predicted failure. Peppery little Dr. Hastings Banda, idol of Nyasaland...

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