Central Africa: Apartheid Goes North

"Vote Rhodesian Front for a white Christmas!" shouted a heckler at a Salisbury rally as the campaign for Southern Rhodesia's 65-seat Parliament wound up last week. The man he interrupted—Sir Roy Welensky, white supremacist Prime Minister of the Rhodesias and Nyasaland—has never settled for anything less, but this time "Royboy" was up against an opponent who outbleached him. The result was a disastrous defeat for Welensky and his United Federal Party.

Though Welensky's job was not at stake, he put his prestige behind Southern Rhodesia's Prime Minister Sir Edgar Whitehead. Both were...