On September 13, 1890 Cecil Rhodes’ Pioneer Column hoisted the first British flag at Fort Salisbury atop a kopje overlooking the future Rhodesian capital.
On November 11, 1965, Rhodesia proclaimed itself an independent sovereign state when Rhodesian Prime Minister, Ian Smith, siged the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (U.D.I.).
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 in a post U.D.I. Rhodesia.
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 frontier, and looks at how Rhodesia's forces are preparing to
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.
Storyline With the Geneva talks to thrash out a settlement for the Rhodesian issue of majority rule adjourned without any sign of progress, Britain's chairman, Ivor Richard, has been shuttling around southern Africa to find common ground among the main participants before re-convening negotiations. Meanwhile, the war continues unabated on
On July 12, 2020 Zimbabwean-born Stephanie Travers became 1st black woman to stand on the podium in 70 years of Formula 1 history after Lewis Hamilton’s win at Austria:F1.
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