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South Africa / Namibia Independence #257535

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1978
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(Studio) South Africa's acceptance of West guidelines for independence of Namibia announced.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) Details given with regard to Southwest Africa, given name Namibia by UN, its rule by South Africa and wealth of cntry.; its size compared to that of Texas and LA combined. United Nations voiding of League of Nations mandate giving South Africa government of Namibia; issue of apartheid in United Nations action explained. UN Security Council plan for Namibian independence outlined; South Africa's acceptance of it today reported [S. African foreign minister Roelof BOTHA - states that his country has accepted these proposals and, as far as he's concerned, that's end of international dispute.] Necessary approval of plan by S.W. Africa People's Org. (SWAPO) noted. Opposition to West plan by African and USSR supporters of SWAPO detailed.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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