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Africa Race Problems / South Africa Riots / Kissinger Shuttle #45275

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 15, 1976
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in Africa trying for peaceful solution to race problems. Info. on situation not easy to get. Situation complicated by USSR .
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Soweto, South Africa) Report on weeks of riots in Soweto, South Africa, and effects.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Studio) Senior American official says Kissinger well aware of problems he faces in Africa.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) USSR intervention noted. Kissinger neither pessimistic nor optimistic with regard to mission. In Tanzania is greeted by black demonstrators against his efforts. Newspapers and government statement cautious with regard to mission. Kissinger tries to allay fears motives are other than avoiding racial war. [KISSINGER - says United States wants nothing for self; conflict mostly affects people of Africa.] Importance of talks with Tanzania President Julius Nyerere noted. Black Africans fear United States interested only in stopping USSR expansion.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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