• Short Summary

    Negotiations on the future of South West Africa -- also known as Namibia -- have come to a halt after South Africa's rejections of three key elements in the independence plans.

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    Negotiations on the future of South West Africa -- also known as Namibia -- have come to a halt after South Africa's rejections of three key elements in the independence plans. South African Foreign Minister Pik Botha cut short his visit to New York after acknowledging a crisis in the talks, and flew home on Wednesday (6 September) to-consult Cabinet colleagues. Earlier, he had told the United Nations Secretary-General, Kurt Waldheim, that South Africa could not agree to the dispatch of seven thousand five hundred U.N. troops to Namibia, nor to the plan to add three hundred and sixty U.N. civilian police. He also protested at Mr. Waldheim's suggestion that the election of a Namibian constituent assembly could not take place for at least seven months, thereby ruling out a December 31 independence date. Before leaving New York, Mr. Botha spoke to newsmen about the state of negotiations:

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA9WT4YOKMA0ZC4KNQBIZQI7PJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAA9WT4YOKMA0ZC4KNQBIZQI7PJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/09/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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