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    INTRODUCTION The appointment of Rhodesian nationalist leaders Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo as the 'sole representative' of the country's black population has had a dramatic effect on the efforts to find a peaceful solution there.

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    INTRODUCTION The appointment of Rhodesian nationalist leaders Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo as the 'sole representative' of the country's black population has had a dramatic effect on the efforts to find a peaceful solution there. The move by the five so-called Front Line Presidents over the weekend has caused concern in the Rhodesian and South African capitals -- and has bitterly angered rival nationalist leader Bishop Abel Muzorewa. He immediately condemned the decision as "arrogance' -- and called for a referendum among the black population to chose a leader before the next stage of the Geneva Conference.

    SYNOPSIS: At the centre of much of the activity in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, has been the British High Commissioner's house. For it's the British chairman of the Geneva conference, Mr. Ivor Richard, who's trying to reconvene the postponed Geneva conference on Rhodesia. The announcement came as he was about to fly in for talks with Mr. Mugabe and Mr. Nkomo, as well as President Kenneth Kaunda - a party to the joint Front Line decision. In Rhodesia itself, Bishop Muzorewa reacted quickly -- and sharply.

    The Bishop then made his call for the referendum to decide who should represent black Rhodesians in Geneva.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA11PABXA4YNL3Y4SERUH3M0B3U
    Media URN:
    VLVA11PABXA4YNL3Y4SERUH3M0B3U
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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