GHANA: Scram!

The placards cried "Freedom!" or "Ne Touchez Pas l'Afrique," and the torrent of anticolonialist oratory at the All African People's Conference in Accra last week seemed to have no end. "Whereas, 72 years ago the scramble for Africa started," said young (28) Conference Chairman Tom Mboya of Kenya, "from Accra we announce that these same powers must be told in a clear, firm and definite voice: 'Scram from Africa.' "

One by one, in hot wool suits, in shirtsleeves, in spangled caps and long white robes, the delegates trooped to the platform to...

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