Is There a Solution for Rhodesia?

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"But my dear Joan, the moment Kissinger had made his speech, the Foreign Office came out, with the full authority of the Foreign Secretary, with a very strong statement fully endorsing what had been ..."

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Post-Geneva Report Rhodesia (ca. 1977)

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With his neighbouring countries newly-independet black governments piling on the pressure by supporting the guerrilla movements, Ian Smith realises the time had come to settle the issue of black majority rule before time ran out for the Rhodesian whites.

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Roving Report: War Or Diplomacy? (ca. 1976)

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Synopsis The Rhodesian issue is now precariously balanced, with the Geneva Conference deadlocked and African guerrilla forces stepping up the war on Rhodesia’s borders.  This report examines both aspects, describes the life and views of a white farmer on the

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Who is Ian Smith? (ca. 1976)

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Ever since his unilateral declaration of independence, Rhodesian Premier Ian Smith has tried to maintain the preservation of white supremacy and the denial of African majority rule. ITN's Roving Report looks back on the career of a tough, uncompromising Ian Smith

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The Question of Rhodesia (ca. 1974)

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William F. Buckley, Jr. and Rhodesian Primer Minister Ian Smith discuss the history of colonialism in Africa, the current state of Rhodesia's economy, and the scene in nearby countries such as Mozambique and Zambia.

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Smith vs The Guerillas (ca. 1973)

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For the past six months guerrillas, operating from bases in Zambia and Mozambique have been carrying out raids on white farms in Rhodesia's border area. ITN's Roving Report captures the aftermath.

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The Wankie Coal Mine Disaster (ca. 1972)

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At approximately 10:27 am on Monday the 6th of June, 1972, a violent explosion ripped through the entire extent of the underground workings of Wankie No. 2 Colliery. Over four hundred mine workers lost their lives in Rhodesia’s worst mine

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Hut Tax (ca. 1902)

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Before colonial rule, many African households survived on cattle ranching. These families stored their wealth in cattle and used them to pay taxes and other expenses. However, colonial rule changed the economic landscape of Africa. The colonialists required African labour

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The Rudd Concession (ca. 1888)

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Despite Lobengula's retrospective attempts to disavow it, the Rudd Concession was the foundation for colonisation of Zimbabwe. Read the written terms of how Cecil Rhodes stole a whole country.

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Mapungubwe (ca. 1705)

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The ancient city of Mapungubwe (meaning ‘hill of the jackal’) is an Iron Age archaeological site in the Limpopo Province on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It sits close to the point where the Limpopo and Shashe

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