AFRICA: Strong Words from a Statesman

Nigeria's Obasanjo lectures East and West on intervention

It would not be a splashy affair, promised the host of the 15th annual summit of the Organization of African Unity. In contrast to the gaudy 14th meeting in Libreville last year, on which the government of Gabon spent nearly $1 billion for halls, hotels and new highways to nowhere, this year's session in Khartoum would be summitry on a $12 million shoestring. A few old streets had been resurfaced, and sessions would be held in Friendship Hall, a rather proletarian-looking convention center built two...

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