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Africa Race Problems / Kissinger / Rhodesia / Smith / Van Der Byl #45404

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 22, 1976
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(Studio) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger goes to Kenya on Africa peace shuttle. Before he left Zaire, President Mobutu endorses Secretary's initiatives. In Rhodesia, Prime Min. Ian Smith says cabinet has reached consensus on Kissinger's proposal; won't say what it is but appears optimistic. (Film shown.) [SMITH - says decision will be made in caucus tomorrow; hopes Kissinger will be pleased with consensus.] Strains of guerrilla war on Rhodesia have been severe.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Report on guerrilla war in Rhodesia. Man formerly defense minister is now minister for foreign affairs. [Min. P.K. Van Der BYL - says Rhodesia forces have done well though they're having hard time. Says if black major rule is based on ability to understand situation and qualify in what they believe necessary, they've never been against it, but if rule is based on count of heads and situation like Uganda, Angola or Mozambique he's against it because it leads to USSR takeover.] Problems resulting from continuing guerrilla warfare and attitude of United States and South Africa noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter;
Reasoner, Harry

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