• Short Summary

    Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda opened the Commonwealth conference on Wednesday (1 August) with a speech denouncing Bishop Abel Muzorewa's new government in Zimbabwe Rhodesia.

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    Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda opened the Commonwealth conference on Wednesday (1 August) with a speech denouncing Bishop Abel Muzorewa's new government in Zimbabwe Rhodesia. President Kaunda is a key figure in black Africa's five 'Frontline' state. They support the Patriotic Front of Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo which is fighting a guerrilla war against the Salisbury administration. British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher's hint that her new government may lift sanctions on Zimbabwe Rhodesia threatens to cause a major split at the Commonwealth conference. On Monday (30 July) leaders of the 'Frontline' states met in Lusaka in a move aimed at strengthening opposition to any possible recognition of the Muzorewa government.
    SYNOPSIS: The five Presidents of the 'Frontline' states, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia, Mozambique and Botswana met at ??? State House. The permanent Chairman of the group Tanzanian President Julius Nyerere said he hoped the commonwealth conference would reach agreement on Zimbabwe Rhodesia. But later the Secretary General of Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe African Nationalist Union Party (ZANU), Edgar Tekere gave newsmen a more hard-line Patriotic Front approach.
    Mr. Tekere then moved to criticism of Mrs Thatcher.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADAIK0IS9OV6WLD8Q25Y9UG7FR
    Media URN:
    VLVADAIK0IS9OV6WLD8Q25Y9UG7FR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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