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Constitutional Issues in South-East Africa

Nature volume 154, page 599 (11 November 1944) | Download Citation



THE recent announcement by the Secretary of State for the Colonies concerning the establishment of a standing Central African Council for the three territories of Southern Rhodesia, Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland represents a further step in the attempt to secure an orderly solution of economic problems and political issues that have been intensified by the War. These three contiguous territories, each with an African population of about one and a half millions, share in varying degrees the problems that arise from the introduction of Western technology and white settlement in Africa. The issues are, however, by no means identical in each territory, and these differences, together with a conflict between the British Government and local white sentiment over long-term native policy, present serious obstacles to satisfactory constitutional development.

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