Roving Report: Waiting For A Settlement (ca. 1977)

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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 four-fifths of Rhodesian soil with innocent blacks suffering in the cross-fire between government soldiers and nationalist guerrillas. The air of uncertainty is worrying settlers, who are growing less hopeful of a peaceful outcome and buying guns “just in case”.

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