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    The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Andrew Young, has forecast that new?

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    The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Andrew Young, has forecast that new efforts would be made in the next few weeks to bring about a 'genuine' ceasefire in Rhodesia. Without going into detail, he said in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, on Thursday (23 March) that the leaders of Black Africa's Frontline' states -- Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana and Angola -- would be closely involved. After meeting with Mr. Young, the Zambian President, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, described the Rhodesian nationalist leaders who reached an internal agreement with their Prime Minister, Mr. Ian Smith, as 'puppets'.

    SYNOPSIS: Mr. Young has been making his latest swing through African countries trying to revive flagging Western initiatives on Rhodesia and Namibia (South West Africa). Mr. Smith had seized the initiative by drawing up his internal settlement with a group of Rhodesian Black nationalist leaders. Mr. Young arrived in Lusaka to talk both with Dr. Kaunda and other Zambian politicians, and with Rhodesian Patriotic Front leaders, whose radical organisation was excluded from the Smith settlement. The United States envoy repeated here that the internal settlement could expect little, if any, support from his country. Diplomatic observers said Britain had been nervously watching Mr. Young's visit to Lusaka in case he put forward unilateral proposals to Patriotic Front leader Joshua Nkomo. For their part, the Americans have been worried that Britain would recognise the controversial internal agreement. Dr. Kaunda spoke about the black Rhodesians who had made the agreement.

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