RHODESIA: The Thin White Line

Except for members of the new government in Lisbon, no one is more worried about the future of Portugal's African territories than the ruling white minority of predominantly black Rhodesia.

Neighboring Mozambique provides landlocked Rhodesia with its principal outlet to the sea. The Portuguese territory is also a major infiltration route for black Rhodesian insurgents returning home from training camps in Tanzania. Black rule would mean a certain end to the virtual carte blanche that Rhodesian security forces now enjoy to go guerrilla hunting in the Mozambican bush. More important, a new government in the territory's capital, Lourenço Marques, might...

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