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New Left Review I/3, May-June 1960

John Rex

Whose Africa Year?

on sunday, March 27, the London police stood shoulder-to-shoulder around South Africa House to guard it against possible attack by the demonstrators in Trafalgar Square. From South Africa came news that the South African police had announced that they would not enforce the pass laws for the time being “to ease tension”, and that the President General of the African National Congress had burnt his pass in the presence of photographers. Meanwhile the report from Central Africa was that the Tory Colonial Secretary was arranging for the release of Dr. Banda and arguing for a “semi-detached” Federation.

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