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    Naturevolume 150pages745747 (1942) | Download Citation



    AN admirable study of Africa and the Atlantic Charter from what might well be called the point of view of the United Nations has been issued by the Committee on Africa, the War and Peace Aims*. Its main purpose is to help to focus public opinion on the constructive treatment of African problems, and in presenting a document suitable as a basis for study in various groups in the United States, the Committee has also provided one equally fitted to promote in Great Britain the long neglected cause of education in imperial history. Attention is indeed concentrated on European-African relations, and the differences in the policies of different European Governments are recognized, as well as those existing between areas of large white permanent settlement such as Southern Rhodesia, Angola and South-West Africa, and to a lesser extent Kenya, and those like Nigeria, the Gold Coast and West Africa, where there is no such group. The solution of African problems is a complicated one, and the presence of those qualified to deal with African problems will be essential at the peace conference if that settlement is to implement a constructive attack on the problems of African poverty and retarded development with the definite object of fitting the African for self-government.

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