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Southern Africa / Rhodesia / Southwest Africa #53572

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 25, 1978
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(Studio) Rhodesia's transitional government's rejection of American-British proposal for meeting among all ptys. concerned in major rule issue, include black guerrillas, reported South Africa Prime Min. Vorster's agreement to independence for Southwest Africa (Namibia), according to UN-administered plan for free elecs., reported also. Controversy over territory by South Africa and SWAPO noted. Details given concerning history, econs., pols. and potential for Namibia. Small war between South African forces and USSR -backed SWAPO sanctioned by United Nations as only representative of all Namibian people, cited; South African forces along Angola border mentioned. Film shown. [South Africa foreign minister Roelof BOTHA- state SouthAfrica position on troops in Namibia.] Impt. to South Africa of enclave on Atlantic, at Walpus Bay, due to its position between Capetown and USSR -backed Angola, detailed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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