Africa: Revolutionaries Adrift

Africa's prophets of revolution have come on hard times. They once dreamed of bringing the whole continent under the leftist banner through subversion, sloganeering and bullying, but it is becoming apparent that a growing majority of moderate African states want no part of their plans. Only a fortnight ago, the Organization of African Unity, the league they had hoped to dominate, rejected the radicals' demands for a hearing for the Congolese rebels, and last month a bloc of 13 former French colonies met in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott to give their...

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