ZIMBABWE RHODESIA: Breakthrough in London

Lord Carrington wins his gamble, but hazards lie ahead

Even veteran U.S. diplomats had to concede that it was a "masterful" performance. Said one State Department official: "Hard ball is what the entire process is all about. Carrington has proved that he can play that very well indeed." Thanks largely to the tactical skills of Britain's urbane, aristocratic Foreign Secretary, the sixth week of the Lancaster House Conference in London on Zimbabwe Rhodesia ended with a long awaited breakthrough: Patriotic Front Co-Leaders Robert Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo after a four-day exclusion from the talks accepted a British-drafted constitution. In return Lord...

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