Foreign News: One Place at Peace

"I am very glad and thankful," said Colonial Secretary Alan Lennox-Boyd, to bring "heartening news" to a House of Commons that had been hearing bad news all week. His news: the end of the Mau Mau war. Britain's dirtiest and most tedious war was over, after four years in which 10,505 Mau Mau terrorists were killed, at the price of 1,168 casualties among native and British forces, and close to 3,000 civilians killed or wounded.

Martial law is at an end, but the state of emergency continues, permitting the government to hold 42,000 Mau Maus in prison camps—34,000 without trial because the...

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