ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 27, 1978
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(Studio) United Nations Security Council endorsement of West proposals for independence of Namibia from South Africa reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(NYC) Details given of Security Council resolutions with regard to freedom for Namibia from South Africa; resolution with regard to future of new cntry.'s deepwater port, Walvis Bay, outlined. Conflict between SWAPO and South Africa over ownership of Bay noted. [Council PRES. - calls for votes.]
REPORTER: Lou Cioffi
(Studio) Background report on Namibia, administered by South Africa after defeat of Germany in World War I. Size compared to Texas and water supply contrasted to that of Israel. Potential for cntry.'s self-support outlined. Lengthy war between South African troops and Soviet-backed liberation group SWAPO, under leadership of Sam Nkomo, noted. Films shown. Security Council work on Namibian independence and continued controversy between South Africa and SWAPO re: Walvis Bay outlined.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings