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    Leaders of Black Africa's frontline states have been meeting in Zambia to consider the Anglo-American proposals for the future of Rhodesia.

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    Leaders of Black Africa's frontline states have been meeting in Zambia to consider the Anglo-American proposals for the future of Rhodesia.

    SYNOPSIS: The proposals were presented in the Zambian capital of Lusaka by Britain's Foreign Secretary, Dr. David Owen, and the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young. At a news conference on arrival, the two men told reporters about the purpose of their visit. Dr. Owen was first to speak.

    As well as the leaders of the liberation movement there were the five front-line representatives who included the Vice President of Botswana, Quett Masire, and Zambia's President, Kenneth Kaunda, undoubtedly one of the two most important Black African leaders at the conference. The other was Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere, chairman of the frontline nations, who attended along with Samora Machel, the President of Mozambique.

    Sources in Lusaka said the Anglo-American proposals effectively called for the abdication of the white minority government of Rhodesia's Premier Ian Smith. It would be replaced by a British transitional administration, possibly supported by an international peace-keeping force. But the sources said Dr. Nyerere would reject any plans to disarm the Patriotic Front guerrillas of Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe, who also attended the conference. Dr. Owen and Mr. Young were going on to Rhodesia, to try to persuade Mr. Smith to accept the proposals.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNXWZOIGWBWKOXDP2W0KOEJXM
    Media URN:
    VLVABNXWZOIGWBWKOXDP2W0KOEJXM
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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