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Nkomo / US-Rhodesian Relations #504293

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 19, 1979
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(Studio) Joshua Nkomo quoted as stating at meeting of African American Institution in Houston, Texas, that if United States followed Senator recommendation to lift economy sanctions on Rhodesia, it would be a declaration of war.

(Houston, Texas) Nkomo's belief that elections in Rhodesia were farce because police, army and other government functions are still under white control noted. Nkomo's statement that his army, the Zimbabwe African Peoples Union (ZAPU), would improve its own military restrictions if US lifted trade sanctions cited [NKOMO - says there will be no trade.] [Congress Cardiss COLLINS - comments on reaction of United States blacks to such a decision by Senator]
REPORTER: Carl Stokes

Hart, John;
Stokes, Carl

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