Mr. Andrew Young, America's Ambassador to the United Nations, has said the situation in Rhodesia?
Mr. Andrew Young, America's Ambassador to the United Nations, has said the situation in Rhodesia is deteriorating badly but might improve if an internationally acceptable solution was found to the Namibian problem. Mr. Young's comments came on a trip to Southern Africa which included talks with the leaders of Botswana and Zambia during the weekend (3 & 4 December). Mr. young has been accompanied on the trip by the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Mr. Richard Moose.
SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young has already been to Tanzania and Mozambique on his latest African trip. The U.S. Ambassador has been visiting African "front line" states in a bid to find an internationally acceptable solution to the Namibian Problem. This, Mr. Young said, might improve the deteriorating situation in Rhodesia.
After a meeting with the Botswana President, Mr. Young went to the anglican Cathedral in Gaborone. There he gave a sermon on the need for reconciliation in politics and religion.
Mr. Young's first visit followed a similar trip to Southern Africa by British envoy, Mr. Cledwyn Hughes, who was told by both Dr. kaunda and Dr. Nkomo that there was no point in holding al-party peace talks on Rhodesia. On Sunday (3 December) Mr. young spoke to reporters in Botswana and the following day was present in Lusaka when Dr. Kaunda hinted the present troubles in Rhodesia could escalate.