Africa: The Strain of Being Moderate

In the newly independent black nations, it is not easy these days to be a moderate, for the shrill cry against white men or colonialism can still whip up the biggest crowds. Last week Black Africa's two top statesmen, both distinguished for their moderation, were adjusting their policies to radical pressures.

In Tanganyika, sober, sensible Prime Minister Julius Nyerere answered mounting criticism in his T.A.N.U. party by firing the most respected member of his Cabinet—a white man—and then resigning himself. But Nyerere kept his post as T.A.N.U.'s boss. It was a political maneuver that...

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