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Africa Race Problems / Kissinger / Nyerere / Rhodesia / Smith #248068

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 21, 1976
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger conts. African shuttle mission; may have opened possibility of major rule in Rhodesia in next 2 years Effort is convincing African leaders of United States concern for their cause; improvement over antagonism following Angola war. Unconfirmed reports say Rhodesia Prime Min. Ian Smith agreed to take to cabinet Kissinger's proposals for major rule and give answer by Friday
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Kissinger goes to Tanzania from Zambia; where President Ken. Kaunda was cautiously positive with regard to shuttle results. Tanzania's more military President Julius Nyerere pessimistic over shuttle success; United States official says Nyerere reaction now generally positive. Later Nyerere meets with reporters [NYERERE - says he understands Smith will make statement Friday with regard to matter.] Decisions being made will decide if Rhodesia settlement comes through peace or escalated guerrilla war.
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Smith meets with cabinet and presents Kissinger's proposal to mbrs.; after meeting, he stresses difficulty of procedures of next few days. [SMITH - says he's advised colleagues to take time as they're dealing with future of Rhodesian people.]
REPORTER: Robin Wright

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Wright, Robin

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