• Short Summary

    Four black African Presidents met late into the night in a guarded lodge outside Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday (24 March) to work out a strategy to win African majority rule in Rhodesia.

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    Four black African Presidents met late into the night in a guarded lodge outside Lusaka, Zambia, on Wednesday (24 March) to work out a strategy to win African majority rule in Rhodesia.

    But President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, Sir Seretse Khama of Botswana and Samora Machel of Mozambique left the country home of Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda on Thursday (25 March) and flew back to their respective countries without issuing a statement.

    The leaders of the two factions of Rhodesia's African National Council (ANC) who were called into the talks at one stage, made conflicting statements as Lusaka airport.

    Bishop Abel Muzorewa, leader of the external wing which favours armed struggle, said the re-unification of the two factions had been agreed in principle. However, Mr. Joshua Nkomo, who heads the internal wing of the ANC, which has so far continued to negotiate with Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith's white minority government, said the matter had not been discussed.

    Last week Mr. Nkomo announced the breakdown of three months of talks with Mr. Ian Smith on Rhodesia's future. When he arrived in Lusaka he attacked Britain's latest proposals for a settlement of the Rhodesia problem, saying: "We wanted Britain to be forthright. She has to play her role and not crawl to Smith. She is still the administering power of the colony."
    Mr. Nkomo described British Foreign Minister James Callaghan's four-point plan for Rhodesia, involving the transfer of power to the black majority within two years, as "too apologetic".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAV6QP9FA9JZ9K4KUG8EDP1705
    Media URN:
    VLVAAV6QP9FA9JZ9K4KUG8EDP1705
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/03/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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