AFRICA: By George, a New Angola

In Neto's land, McGovern gets a not-so-red carpet treatment

His upper lip was beaded with perspiration, his shirt was soaked with sweat. "Eight countries in three weeks," sighed Senator George McGovern. "Almost a dozen heads of state and over a hundred people of substance. I've really learned a lot. But I'm exhausted."

The South Dakota Democrat was standing amid a jostling airport crowd in Libreville, Gabon, where he was catching a plane home after a tour of southern Africa that had taken him to the Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Rhodesia, Angola and Ethiopia. The...

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