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Border Dispute / Zambia and Rhodesia #26006

ABC Evening News for Monday, May 28, 1973
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(Studio) South African border between white-ruled Rhodesia and black nation Zambia closed because of racial dispute.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Victoria Falls, Africa) Prime Min. Ian Smith of Rhodesia wants border bridge at Victoria Falls reopened, but President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia refuses although his state suffering economically. [President KAUNDA - thinks white Rhodesia has been suppressing black Zambia long enough.] Zambia's copper industry hurt badly. P.R. China Tan Zan railroad may be Zambia's salvation. President Tan Zan Julius Neyerere also in black-white confrontation but denies any deal between Tan Zan, Zambia and Chinese in helping Kaunda get copper to ports. [KAUNDA - says relations with Chinese will not influence relations with non-Communist countries.]
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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