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Close to Power - Africa's Grumblers Mean More Trouble
One night in steaming, gamboling Lagos, a young Nigerian poet leaned forward and whispered, "Nigeria is made up of a caste of corruption on the top and a caste of grumblers on the bottom." A friend joined in. "The grumblers are angry." "No," the poet disagreed. "They are not angry yet. They still have too much." These words caught the mood of a generation in Africa...
January 10, 1965



Times Opens Bureau in Kenya
Stanley Meisler, former Peace Corps deputy director for evaluation and research and Associated Press correspondent in Washington, D.C., Monday, was named chief of the Los Angeles Times news bureau in sub-Sahara Africa, now located in Nairobi, Kenya.
February 7, 1967

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foreign bureaus 1967 LATIMES

Tanzania Banks Nationalized in New March Toward Socialism
President Julius Nyerere ordered his government to take over all banks in Tanzania Monday, proving again that he's one African leader who follows up his flowery words with deeds no matter what the cost. The cost this time will be difficult to measure. But the action demonstrates that Nyerere meant exactly what he said Sunday when he announced Tanzania's new march toward socialism...
February 7, 1967

Asians in East Africa Face Uncertain Future
New Kenya Immigration Bill Will Define Aliens' Rights, and Is Aimed at Indians - There are 358,000 Indians and Pakistanis in East Africa who face an uncertain and possibly tragic future.
February 12, 1967

Education in Africa Often Hurts More Than It Helps
African governments like to document their march to development with dramatic statistics on education, but the truth is education often hurts Africa more than it helps.
February 12, 1967

Nationalized Tanzania Asks for Investors
President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania is trying to have his economic cake and eat it, too. He ended a week-long nationalization takeover Monday with an appeal for more private invest[ors].
February 14, 1967
reader response: Education for Africans

U.S. Aid to Go to Only a Few African States
The United States is changing its old ways of giving aid to Africa. Money will now flow to a few favored countries. For the rest, in the main, it will be slowly cut off.
February 14, 1967

'Big Think' Contributes to African Aid Failure
Countries Often Waste Money, Equipment Through Lack of Organizational Ability - Foreign aid often fails in Africa because everyone thinks big when they should think small.
February 19, 1967

Black Africans Farming Successfully in Kenya
Resettlement in White Highlands Going Well; Agricultural Incomne Increased - Black African settlers are proving they can farm successfully here in the old White Highlands of Kenya, once a bastion and symbol of white supremacy in Africa.
February 26, 1967

Rhodesian Economy Faces Unsure Future
But Sanctions, Inflationary Threat Not Enough to Topple Smith Regime at Present - Sanctions are beginning to depress the economy of Rhodesia but not enough to bring the government down or change its policies in the foreseeable future.
February 27, 1967

Rhodesia Seen Ready to Tighten Racial Policy
New Draft Constitution by Smith Regime Expected to Perpetuate White Domination - The rebellion of 250,000 white Rhodesians against Britain is so dramatic it is easy to forget that 4 million Africans also live in Rhodesia.
March 1, 1967

White Rhodesians See Themselves as Heroes
Romantic Air Solidifies Smith Regime and Encourages Single-Minded Position - White Rhodesians like to evoke a romantic air these days, linking themselves to heroic times of the past. "This is our Dunkirk," they will say, or "our 1776.
March 3, 1967

Africa Still Has a Chance to Succeed
The first decade of African independence comes to a close tomorrow. The ten years began in heady, high anticipation. Now there's sober disappointment almost everywhere.
March 5, 1967

Somalia Moves Troops to Forestall Ethiopia
French Somaliland Could Become Theater of War if Citizens Vote for Independence - The prime minister of Somalia disclosed Monday that he has moved troops toward French Somaliland, countering what he called a huge massing of Ethiopian troops near there.
March 7, 1967

3 Forces Collide on Africa Horn
Vote Could Bring War Between Somali, Ethiopia - The forces of Somali nationalism, Ethiopian economics and French imperialism are colliding here in the Horn of Africa. It could mean war.
March 12, 1967

Somalis Burdened With Too Much Foreign Aid
Coping With Help Becomes Big Economic Problem; Little Shown for Millions Spent - This nation receives more foreign aidper person than any other underdeveloped country in Africa and shows almost nothing for it.
March 16, 1967

Guerrillas in Ethiopia Step Up Their Activity
Internal Trouble Weakening Empire Just as It Faces Crisis With Somali Republic - ADDIS ABABA - Guerrilla insurrections are growing more intense in Ethiopia, weakening the empire just as it faces a crisis that could lead to war with the Somali Republic.
March 17, 1967

French Somalis May Reject Independence
Referendum Could Reflect Minority Wish Since Many Residents Aren't Citizens - The voters of French Somaliland, the lost French colony in Africa, are expected to reject independence today in favor of continued rule by France.
March 19, 1967

French Fire Into Crowds Protesting Somaliland Vote
DJIBOUTI - French troops Monday fired into crowds of Africans rioting against the results of a referendum on independence in this last French colony in Africa. At least 11 Africans were killed, and 30 were reported wounded.
March 21, 1967

Somali Bands Reported Entering French Colony
Sources Assert Armed Troops Not in Uniform Cross Border After Bloody Riots - Informed sources reported Tuesday that small bands of Somali Republic soldiers have crossed the border into French Somaliland.
March 22, 1967

Somaliland's Bloodshed Product of Pride, Sham
Heavy-Handedness of French, Controlled Election, Nationalism Seeds of Violence - It's easy to blame the French for bloodshed in Djibouti, but harder to figure out a way to avoid it.
March 23, 1967

Civil War Averted by Nigerian 'Chess Game'
LAGOS - Economic Moves Mark Dangerous Rivalry of Federal Officials, Eastern Leaders - The contending forces in Nigeria are averting a civil war these days by playing a "chess game" of economic move and countermove instead of propaganda stab and counterstab.
April 7, 1967

NAIROBI - While visiting remote villages of Senegal, I have rarely seen a photograph of Leopold Senghor. Almost no one mentions his name. I doubt if more than a handful know who he is.
April 9, 1967

E. Nigeria Seen Near Secession
ENUGU, NIGERIA - Governor Says He's Pessimistic About Settlement - Maintaining "the grip around our threat is almost complete," the military governor of eastern Nigeria warned that his region is very close to secession from the Federation of Nigeria.
April 13, 1967

Nigerian 'Angry Men' Cool Off
LAGOS - The angry young men of Nigeria seem tired and subdued these days and not so young anymore. Five years ago, when I visited Lagos, they rushed from nightclub to nightclub, dancing the highlife and drinking and complaining, shouting abuse at politicians, accusing them of corruption, greed, nepotism, ignorance, inefficiency, sloth, lethargy.
April 14, 1967

Crisis in East Nigeria Believed Psychological
LAGOS, Nigeria - Barricaded Ibo People Fearful, Angry; Prepared for Secession or Civil War - Logic may prove that civil war is impossible and unthinkable here, but logic means very little in Nigeria these days. Emotion reigns. Fear and bitter pride court for almost everything.
April 16, 1967

Nigeria Determined to Solve Own Problems
LAGOS, Nigeria - Natives Are Confident, Ask No Outside Advice in Africa's Most Populous Nation - Nigerians may be at civil war soon. But does that matter?
April 19, 1967

Nigeria Politics Seen as Threat to Oil Boom
LAGOS - Petroleum Companies Put in Middle of Possible Economic Blockade or Civil War - Lt. Col. C. O. Ojukwu, the military governor of eastern Nigeria, a young man with a boyish face and a grizzly beard, smiled mischievously as he answered a about oil and the...
April 20, 1967

Africa's Soldier-Statesmen: Myth Shatters Again
LAGOS, Nigeria - African military rulers envision themselves as selfless soldiers working crisply and cleanly to lift their countries out of the morass of dirty politics.
April 23, 1967

Nigeria Tribal Hatred Rends Tortured Nation
LAGOS, Nigeria - Hope for Return to a Strong Central Government Dim Due to Lack of Trust - It is a drab, thin strip of poster with four faces drawn on it and a few printed words, yet it tells all there is to know about the torment and tragedy of today's Nigeria.
April 23, 1967

East Africans Hope to Save Common Market
NAIROBI - But Outsiders Give Three-Man Panel of Presidents Little Chance to Succeed - Three African presidents will try this week to salvage the East African Common Market, once a proud symbol of African unity, now a harsh case study of the pitfalls and problems of...
April 26, 1967

Kenya Threatens War on Somali Republic
Charges Aggression on Northeast Border in White Paper Issued to U.N. Members - The Kenya government threatened war Tuesday if that is the only way to stop what it called aggression by the Somali Republic on the northeast border of Kenya.
May 3, 1967

Kenya Hopes Publicity Will End insurrection
African Nation Believes Attention Can Block Somali Republic Aid to Guerrillas - Unlike most African countries, which like in pooh-pooh internal troubles, the government of Kenya is trying to end a guerrilla insurrection in the north by telling the world about it.
May 7, 1967

Predecessor's Book Hit by U.S. Envoy to Kenya
Attwood Accused of Violation of Ethics and Error in Judgment That May Hurt U.S. - In a rare moment of diplomatic family feuding in public, the American ambassador to Kenya Tuesday accused his predecessor, William Attwood, of a violation of ethics and an error of...
May 10, 1967

Power of the Pen in Hand of Envoy
The furore in Kenya over former American Ambassador William Attwood's book on Africa is less important than the forces that fanned it.
May 14, 1967

U.S. Understanding of Tanzania Aims Claimed
Bank Nationalization Political Rather Than Economic Measure, Nyerere Admits - President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania said he believes the U.S. government understands Tanzania's new march toward socialism--even though it includes nationalization of the banks.
May 21, 1967

Fierce Mau Mau Turns Respectable---Writes
General China, Once Reviled by Whites, Wins Respect of Sort Given Old Soldiers - General China, whose name once provoked revulsion and contempt from white men here, has just published his memoirs, like any old respected soldier. The event was another step in...
May 22, 1967

Katzenbach African Tour Has 2 Goals
Undersecretary of State Nicholas D. Katzenbach is flitting through Africa these days on a frenetic trip that covers 12 countries in 18 days. Does the trip make sense?
May 23, 1967

Tanzania Development Program Faces Reality
Julius Nyerere's Drive for Economic Growth Is Exciting, but Will It Work? TANZANIA GROWTH - African governments, admiring the presidential palaces and flashy hotels in their capitals, usually blind themselves to the searing realities of their woeful economic development.
May 26, 1967

Tanzanian Education Ready for a Workover
Reforms Aimed at Halting Production of Elite Graduates Who Ignore Masses - President Julius Nyerere, a former teacher, is trying to revolutionize education in Tanzania so that it stops producing an elite graduate who turns his nose up at peasants, dreams of...
May 29, 1967

Eastern Nigeria Hurls Insults; Still in Union
Eastern Nigeria hurled scathing personal insults at the supreme military ruler of Nigeria Monday but still kept itself part of the nation, compounding the confusion in the Nigerian...
May 30, 1967

Nationalization in Tanzania Strains Managerial Resources
TANZANIAN RULE - Nationalization of the banks, President Julius Nyerere's first dramatic move toward socialism, has hurt the economy of Tanzania in the last three months but not by very much.
May 30, 1967

E. Nigeria Secedes; Civil War Feared
NIGERIA - Nigeria, the largest country in Africa, split apart at dawn Tuesday when the Eastern region seceded and proclaimed itself the independent and sovereign Republic of Biafra. The act may mean civil war.
May 31, 1967

Chinese Influence on Tanzania Held Small
Officials Deny That Nation's New Reform Programs Are Fashioned After Peking's - When President Julius Nyerere nationalized the banks of Tanzania in February, the meaning of it all became quite clear to one European banker in neighboring Kenya.
May 31, 1967

Nigeria Believed Ready to Attack East Region
Military Ruler Reportedly Determined to Destroy Secession of Area at Risk of War - All signs in Lagos Wednesday indicated that the federal military government of Nigeria is determined to destroy the secession of the Eastern Region, come what may, even a war and...
June 1, 1967

Savage Nightmare Seen in Nigerian Civil War
Federal Leaders Plan Quick Victory but Endless Tribal Bloodshed May Lie Ahead - The federal military forces of Nigeria evidently hope to crush the rebellious state of Biafra with one swift march to Enugu, its capital.
June 3, 1967

Mood in Biafra Blends Ugliness, Playfulness
War Infatuation Breeds Casual Cruelty in Secessionist Eastern Area of Nigeria - The mood in the new secessionist state of Biafra is an odd blend of ugliness and boyish playfulness.
June 5, 1967

Speculation Surrounds Peril of Biafra Invasion
U.S. Officials Believe Nigeria Will Order Troops to Crush Secession of East Region Speculation Surrounds Biafra Peril - The hotels of Lagos are crammed this week with Americans evacuated from secessionist Biafra.
June 8, 1967

Biafra's Main Link to World Proves Tortuous
Trek Through Former East Nigeria Filled With Maddening Obstacles, Newsmen Find - Agents of the breakaway state of Biafra have one main way of reaching the outside world--the 350mile Enugu-to-Douala run.
June 10, 1967

Ojukwu Proves to Be Shrewd Chief of Biafra
Makes Fools of Federal Military Ruler, Other Opponents in Nigerian Crisis - Lt. Col. C. Odumegwu Ojukwu is a roughly bearded young man with soft eyes and gentle tones and an unconcealed contempt for the men who oppose him in the present...
June 11, 1967

Nigeria, Too, Mixing Oil, Threats of War
The flow of oil goes steadily onward in Nigeria despite the present secession crisis and the threat of war.
June 12, 1967

E. Africa Treaty Puts Tariff on Togetherness
Trade Pact Aims to Draw Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania Closer by Splitting Them a Bit - The new East African treaty of economic cooperation may bring Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania closer together someday by letting them split a little apart now.
June 21, 1967

Nigeria Seems Bent on Crushing East's Revolt
Peace Efforts of Outsiders Like Britain, Zambia Held Unlikely to Bar Civil War - A few outsiders like Britain and Zambia are trying to prevent civil war in Nigeria by diplomatic persuasion and maneuvering, but the odds seem against them.
June 30, 1967

Nigerian Invasion Due, Biafra Leader Warns
Ojukwu Tells Secessionist Nation Attack by Federal Troops Will Mean 'Total War' - Lt. Col. C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, military governor of secessionist Eastern Nigeria, told his people Friday night. "We have come to zero hour" and are about to be attacked by...
July 1, 1967

Nigerian Army Ousts Rebel Biafra Leader
Nigeria stripped secessionist leader Lt. Ool. C. Odumegwu Ojukwu of all titles, then kicked him out of the federal army Saturday, crushing any hope of a quick settlement between...
July 2, 1967

Nyerere's Experiment in Learning
African leaders often fancy exalted titles, like "The Conquering Lion of Judah" or "Osegeyfo, the Redeemer," but Julius Nyerere, the president of Tanzania, allows his followers to call him only "Mwalimu," a simple Swahili word that means teacher.
July 2, 1967

Lagos Uneasy After Terrorist Blasts Kill 4
Grim and curious, thousands of Nigerians stood in the rain Monday under incongrous, carnival-colored African umbrellas and stared at the debris of the night of terror in downtown Lagos...
July 4, 1967

Nigerians Shell Ship in Biafran Port Blockade
The blockade of the secessionist Republic of Biafra took a dramatic, dangerous turn Tuesday when the Nigerian navy announced it had fired a shell into the empty hold of a small...
July 5, 1967

Biafra Given Oil Royalties by Producers
Informed sources revealed Wednesday that oil producers have defied the federal military government of Nigeria and paid royalties to the secessionist state of Biafra.
July 6, 1967

Americans in Biafra Evacuated to South as War Continues
Americans in Biafran War Zones Evacuated - Americans were evacuated from the battle zones of Biafra Saturday as two tiny African armies fought in the rain in the Nigerian civil war.
July 9, 1967

Nigerian Troops Appear to Be Continuing Advance Into Biafra
BIAFRA - The best indications Sunday were that federal troops continued to move slowly into secessionist Eastern Nigeria, pushing ahead steadily step by step but without any dramatic rout of the eastern forces.
July 10, 1967

Nigeria Displeased by U.S. Refusal of Arms
Feelings between the United States and Nigeria turned awkward and cold Tuesday as Nigerian officials showed their annoyance over the American refusal to sell them arms for the...
July 12, 1967

Congolese Army Conquers Last Rebel Position
CONGOLESE ARMY - The Congolese army took control Thursday of Kisangani, the last rebel stronghold. Immediately after rebel mercenaries fled the big city of the eastern Congo, two International Red Cross planes flew in and picked up about 100 persons who...
July 14, 1967

Nigeria Builds Up Its Image
Since modern war is fought and fraught with images as well as guns, the federal government of Nigeria, attempting to put down the secession of Biafra, is busy these days polishing up its own image for the world.
July 14, 1967

U. S. Rushes Plane to Strife-Torn Congo City
Transport, Sent in After Reports of Looting and Shooting, Returns With 9 Evacuees - The United States rushed a C-130 transport plane to the crisis-ridden city of Kisangani Friday after widespread reports of looting and shooting by the Congolese army which took over the city after...
July 15, 1967

Refugee Tells Effort to Calm Congo Troops
Congolese army officers tried valiantly and sometimes vainly in the past few days to hold back their own troops from beating whites, looting homes and firing wildly in Kisangani.
July 16, 1967

Congo Army Reported Ready to Hunt Rebels
Almost 200 White Mercenaries Believed Hiding in Heavily Forested Lands of East - The Congolese army is reportedly ready to begin pursuit of almost 200 rebellious white mercenaries hiding in the thick forest land of the Eastern Congo.
July 17, 1967

Kisangani Helpless in Wake of Violence
Kisangani, the town they once called Stanleyville, is quiet and hot and tranquil.
July 27, 1967

U.S. Congo Involvement Runs Deep
Washington Has Kept Reds Out Without a Vietnam U.S. Deeply Involved in Congo Affairs - Here in the Congo, it seems natural for U.S. Air Force C-130 transport planes to roar across Congolese skies with Congolese soldiers, ammunition and food.
July 12, 1967

Congolese Distrust Moonlight Walkers
The book charge was simple: "Admiring the light of the moon."
August 6, 1967

Kenya Grows Volatile at Red China Moves
Irritability Increases With Accusations by New Vice President; Break May Come - Kenya officials are so annoyed with the Chinese Communist Embassy these days that they flare up at any minor move the Chinese make.
August 10, 1967

Mercenaries' Leader Talks Like Missionary
Belgian Says Congo Rebellion Has Roots in Need for Representative Government - Col. Jean Schramme, who has shattered the Congo's fragile political stability by leading white mercenaries to a rout of the Congolese army, is a slight, diffident-seeming Belgian who talks in the...
August 11, 1967

Mercenaries: Proud, Confident---but Tired
White Troops, Buoyed by Escapade, Grow Testy From Uncertainty in Congo - The white mercenaries who rule this city in defiance of Congolese President Joseph D. Mobutu and his army are a group of confident and prideful men from many lands who are growing...
August 13, 1967

Legacy Left by Vague Map
Africans are dying in Nigeria these days because powerful white men, in an almost playful mood, sat down to draw a few straight lines on a vague map more than half a century ago.
August 13, 1967

More Turmoil Seen in Unmanageable Congo
Nation Seems Too Unstable for Control by Mobutu, Mercenaries or Americans - Neither President Joseph D. Mobutu, the white mercenaries nor the U.S. government can save the Congo from more turmoil and bloodletting.
August 14, 1967

Mercenaries---Victims of Their Past
THE MERCENARIES - What is a Congo mercenary? In some African lexicons it is the lowest form of humanity--a white man who kills Africans for a dollar.
August 20, 1967

Kenya Trying to Put Down Rebel Terror
Kenya Tries to Control Uprising by Guerrillas - With an improbable mixture of guns, grenades, schools and clinics, the Kenya government is trying to put down a guerrilla rebellion here in the semidesert of northern Kenya.
August 27, 1967

Kenya Rise Confounds African Nationalists
KENYA GROWTH - The gross national product of Kenya grew by 10% in 1966, a spectacular rate for developing Africa. It has confounded the country's many critics.
September 4, 1967

African Unity Leaders Wary of Real Issues
Conferees Try to Ignore Col. Schramme's White Mercenaries, Nigerian Civil War - The Organization of African Unity opens the pageantry of its annual summit conference today with the main actors trying to shut their eyes to the two great problems tormenting Africa.
September 11, 1967

18 African Leaders Open Congo's Summit
President Mobutu Scores Moral Victory Over Mercenaries Ruling Eastern Area - Eighteen African leaders marched past powder blue-uniformed, redplumed Congolese honor guards to open the annual African summit conference Monday and give President Joseph D...
September 12, 1967

Leave Congo, Africans Tell Mercenaries
The leaders of Africa tried to push the white mercenaries out of the eastern Congo Wednesday with a demand, an offer and a threat.
September 14, 1967

OAU's Tiny, Exciting Steps
There was so much pomp and vanity, even hypocrisy, at the summit conference of the Organization of African Unity last week that it was sometimes hard for an outsider to see the tiny but very real, significant and exciting steps forward.
September 17, 1967

Africa: A Tough Business Spot for the African
In Kenya, the British and Asians Have the Choice Business Locations - The government of Kenya belongs to its 9.7 million Africans, but the country's shops, factories and banks, its wholesaling, distributing, and importing, its whole private economy, belong, in the main, to the 235,000 Asians and whites who live here.
September 17, 1967

Congo's Mobutu Rewrites Role in Lumumba Death
Congolese artists are helping President Joseph Mobutu rewrite history these days, painting huge canvases that show the grim, young president peering steadfastly ahead with a ghostly Patrice Lumumba at his side.
September 24, 1967

Wave of Reprisals on Whites a Threat to Congo's Economy
Belgian Technicians Likely to Flee Congo - KINSHASA, The Congo--The Congo is rich in precious metal and fertile land, but its economy may be near ruin these days--too weak to absorb the bitterness and hate provoked by 150 mercenaries in rebellion.
September 24, 1967

Dusty Historical Town Crux of Nigeria War
Benin, Midwest Region Capital, Changed Hands Twice in 12-Week Biafran Struggle - The essence of the Nigerian Civil war is hidden in the story of the battle of Benin, a dusty, shabby, historical town of little strategic value and much symbolic impact.
September 27, 1967

Optimism Governs U.S. Policy Toward Nigeria
Nigeria may be rent with tribal hatred and bloodied by war, but optimism still reigns at the top levels of the U.S. Embassy here and governs American policy toward this sick and depressing country.
September 29, 1967

Nigerian Troops Open Siege of Biafra Capital
The battle for Enugu, capital of rebellious Biafra, has begun, with the leader of the besieged secessionist city crying to his people, "Let us be prepared to die."
October 1, 1967

Only One Battlefield Vital in Nigeria War
NIGERIAN WAR - Despite all its strange names and obscure terrain, surprise thrusts and counterthrusts, wild claims and counterclaims, the Nigerian civil war is simple to follow and understand, for...
October 8, 1967

Nigeria Cool to Peace Bid by African Leaders
Battlefield Successes Cause Loyalists to Lose Interest in Negotiations With Biafra - The federal military government of Nigeria, in no mood to talk about compromise and negotiations in the Nigerian civil war, has just about scuttled the peace mission of the Organization of...
October 9, 1967

Nigeria War Changes Once-Happy Capital
Far From Fighting, Lagos Seethes With Troops Harassing Civilians in Petty Ways - Lagos once was a happy city, teeming and jangling. Now, in the midst of civil war, it is depressed and depressing, almost drab, almost quiet.
October 10, 1967

Nigeria's Economy, Stalled by Civil War, Could Spring Back
Nigeria Feels Economic Loss Of Oil Cutback - Civil war has hurt but failed to shatter the economy of Nigeria. In fact, if fighting ended soon, the recovery might be dramatic.
October 16, 1967

Nigeria's Politics Being Realigned by Civil War
Drama of Fighting Obscures Emergence of Minority Tribes With Collective Power - Civil war is realigning the politics of Nigeria, putting new power into the hands of the country's small minority tribes.
October 20, 1967

Mercenary Chief Casts Doubt on Evacuation
Col. Schramme Tells Newsmen in Congo 'Nothing Is Arranged,' Asks Better Deal - There seems little likelihood of an early evacuation of the white mercenary troops and their Katangese allies who have held this important eastern Congo town since August.
October 23, 1967

Congolese Win Respect of White Mercenaries
But Most Rebel Troops Remain Certain They Can Hold Off Enemy With Ease - The white mercenaries, bombarded and besieged in Bukavu, now slip a few words of respect into their usually contemptuous talk about their foes, the African soldiers of the Congolese army.
October 25, 1967

Congo Rebels Want---What?
Will the rebellious white mercenaries ever leave the Congo peacefully? Perhaps. But many mysteries must be solved, many snags removed, many feelings soothed before it happens.
October 27, 1967

Kenya, Somali Republic Agree to End Conflict
Zambia's President Helps Settle 4-Year Dispute Over Nomadic Rebels and Land - Kenya and the Somali Republic reached an agreement Saturday aimed at trying to end their four year border war.
October 29, 1967

White Mercenary Era May Be Ended in Congo
Katanga Invaders Reported Returning to Angola Following Bukavu Withdrawal - The surprise invasion of Katanga last week by white mercenaries evidently collapsed of its own accord, not under the weight of any onslaught by the Congolese army.
November 9, 1967

Katangese Kept Calm During Invasion Threat
Capital Quiet Under Menace of White Mercenaries; Reflects New Maturity - Under the threat of an invasion by white mercenaries, this town kept its quiet and cool and peaceful bustle this week, reflecting the new maturity of President Joseph D. Mobutu and his Congolese...
November 10, 1967

Rhodesia-Britain Pact Seems More Distant
The possibility of a setlement between Rhodesia and Britain grew dimmer Friday as British Commonwealth Secretary George Thomson reported that the two have more differences now than ever...
November 11, 1967

Race Still Main Issue in Rhodesia
Dispute Turns on Majority Rule by Black Africans Race Remains Crux of Issue in Rhodesia - Two years ago Rhodesia declared its defiant independence from Britain. Since then, Britain and Rhodesia have locked in a war of satctions, constituional principles and legalisms, all so obscure and...
November 12, 1967

Grow Up, Wear Pants, Tribe Told
Masai Herdsmen Can't Go Naked While in Town - MASAI - The tall Masai herdsmen like to wear no more than a meager, rust-colored cape over their naked bodies. When a cow strays, they lunge at it with a pole or spear to jog it back into the herd.
November 1, 1967

Rhodesian Blacks Quiet Under White Control
But Beneath the Calm, Africans Harbor Deep Grievances Against Smith Regime - The African quarters or the towns of Rhodesia are quiet these days. But quiet can mean many things. A satisfied man is quiet. So is a cowed man. And so is the eye of a storm.
November 19, 1967

South Africa's Unions Changing Race Attitude
Motivated by Economic Self-Interest, They Are Trying to Organize Black Workers - A half century ago the white labor leaders of South Africa carried banners that cried, "Workers of the World Unite and Fight for a White South Africa.
December 1, 1967

Ethics Crticized
Doctor Defends Role in Heart Transplant - Dr. Christian Barnard, the surgeon who removed the heart from a dead woman and put it in the body of a sick man, is firm in defending the ethics of the historic operation.
December 8, 1967

Heart Operation
Tension Incredible During Transplant - It was a scene of incredible tension. Scrub nurses, wearing flapper dresses of the 1920s, rushed in from a fancy dress party and slipped into their starched white uniforms.
December 10, 1967

A Time of Self-Confidence
Heart Transplant Generates National Pride in S. Africa - TRANSPLANT - In many ways the world's first human heart transplant has the same meaning for South Africa that sputnik did for Russia.
December 11, 1967

S. African Novelist Not Appreciated at Home
'When You Have No Power,' Alan Paton Says, 'You Learn to Live Without It.' - Alan Paton is probably the best known South African in the world. His novel, "Cry the Beloved Country," is still the window through which most outsiders see South Africa. But here in his homeland, he...
December 12, 1967

South-West Africa Kept Outside U.N. Control
Despite World Body's Resolutions, Vast Region Remains in Hands of South Africa - There was an air of amused wonder here recently when a planeload of Americans tried to test whether the United Nations had control of South-West Africa. It seemed like the theater...
December 13, 1967

S. African Psychology of White Power Traced
Supremacy Founded on Pioneers, Might of Industries, Skin Color Privileges - To understand the psychology of white supremacy in South Africa, take in the monument outside Pretoria, fly over Johannesburg on a clear day and pick up a penniless, hard-luck...
December 14, 1967

African Workers Balk at Move to New Home
Windhoek Natives Prefer Hovels in Show of Enmity Toward White Regime - The place where Africans live is a filthy, weed-choked district of tin shacks made from flattened oil drums.
December 15, 1967

Fresh Ideas Observed Among S. Africa Rulers
Small Group of White Nationalists Begins to Take More Liberal View of Race Policy Afrikaner Nationalists Show Signs of Split - New ideas and fresh doubts have infiltrated some of the thinking of a small group of the white Afrikaner people who dominate the government and race policies of South Africa.
December 26, 1967

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