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Kissinger / South Africa #247735

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 31, 1976
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(Studio) Henry Kissinger, at job training conference in Philadelphia, speaks re: United States policy toward Africa. Meets South Africa prime minister soon.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Predominantly black audience cheers Kissinger. [KISSINGER - says system leading to periodic upheaval can't be just or acceptable. United States must stay true to its beliefs.] Campaign `76 not noted, but Kissinger credits President Ford for United States Africa initiatives. Emphasis placed on Rhodesia. [KISSINGER- speaks of diplomatic effort, but has no assurance it will succeed.] Kissinger to talk with John Vorster in Zurich. Might go to southern Africa.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(DC) Kissinger said driven by fear of USSR influence on radicalized South Africa. Kissinger said to press for: Rhodesia major rule in 2 years; end to South Africa apartheid, but no deadline. Progress considered unlikely. Prospects thought brighter in Namibia. Vorster position with regard to Namibia noted. Southwest Africa People's Organization (SWAPO) role noted. Effort, called "possible last hurrah," said by Kissinger aides to be unrelated to Campaign `76.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

(Studio) United Nations deadline for Namibia free elections by South Africa consent not met. Reuters news agency quoted with regard to black African participation in independence talks.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Kalb, Bernard;
Kalb, Marvin;
Mudd, Roger

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