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    INTRODUCTION: The leaders of black Africa's "frontline" states gathered in the Zambian capital of Lusaka on Saturday (8 January) for talks on the prospects of a peaceful settlement in Rhodesia.

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    INTRODUCTION: The leaders of black Africa's "frontline" states gathered in the Zambian capital of Lusaka on Saturday (8 January) for talks on the prospects of a peaceful settlement in Rhodesia.

    SYNOPSIS: The countries represented were Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Botswana and Angola. Their talks centred around the latest proposals as presented by the chairman of the Rhodesia conference in Geneva, Mr Ivor Richard.

    One of the first leaders to arrive for the summit was Tanzania's President Julius Nyerere. He was met by his Zambian counterpart, Kenneth Kaunda. After the meeting, Mr Nyerere read out a statement which said the countries held out the prospect of an end to Rhodesia's guerrilla war once "colonialism, oppression and racism" are eliminated from the white-ruled territory. The statement left a question mark over the extent to which the states support new British efforts to achieve a peaceful settlement.

    Black nationalist leader, Robert Mugabe, also attended the meeting. His alliance with Joshua Nkomo was given full "political, material and diplomatic support".

    Mr Nkomo also attended and heard the leaders reiterate their conviction that the armed struggle is a product of oppression and racism.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAWBY3KCGATG4Q5ZY9JFFH62T6
    Media URN:
    VLVAWBY3KCGATG4Q5ZY9JFFH62T6
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/01/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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