• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION The British Foreign Secretary, Doctor Owen, says he hopes to be able to say soon whether the United States and Britain will co-sponsor a conference to develop a clear timetable for achieving majority rule in Rhodesia in 1978.

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    INTRODUCTION The British Foreign Secretary, Doctor Owen, says he hopes to be able to say soon whether the United States and Britain will co-sponsor a conference to develop a clear timetable for achieving majority rule in Rhodesia in 1978. He was reporting on Tuesday (19 April) to Britain's House of Commons on his visit to eight African countries, and discussions there with African leaders concerning Rhodesia. He had returned from his tour the previous day. He said he was now convinced even more of the urgent need to end the war in Rhodesia.

    As Dr Owen was speaking, President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia was returning home to Lusaka from Luanda in Angola, where he had talks on Rhodesia. He had been accompanied by Mr Joshua Nkomo and Mr Robert Mugabe, the joint leaders of the Rhodesian Nationalist movement the Patriotic Front.

    The talks in Angola were also attended by Mozambique, Botswana and Tanzania. With Zambia and Angola, they had all decided earlier to concentrate on backing the Patriotic Front to the exclusion of all other nationalists involved in the Rhodesian affair.

    After travelling by helicopter to Zambia's State House in Lusaka, the Patriotic Front leaders held a news conference. Mr Nkomo started.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7NDNH2YD8G2GF22TTB9EZ1K4K
    Media URN:
    VLVA7NDNH2YD8G2GF22TTB9EZ1K4K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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