SOUTHERN AFRICA: Gift from a Hardship Case

Zambia reopens a border as Smith goes to the U.S.

Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith flew to the U.S. last week in a last-ditch effort to promote his faltering bi-racial interim government with the American public, and even before leaving Salisbury, he got an unexpected boost for his cause from an old enemy. Faced with a grave fertilizer shortage that threatened famine and food shortages, Zambia's President Kenneth Kaunda reluctantly announced that he would reopen his country's border with Rhodesia to permit vital imports and to allow the rail shipment of Zambian...

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