SOUTHERN AFRICA: The White Bastion: Hanging Tough

While world attention focused on the machinations of a mad dictator in Uganda last week, the continent's crucial contest remained the struggle between black and white in southern Africa. As guerrilla war sputtered across Rhodesia and unrest smoldered on in the black ghettos of South Africa, TIME Senior Editor John Elson spoke with the principal proprietors and policymakers of the continent's white power bastion—South African Prime Minister John Vorster and Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith. Vorster received Elson with Reporter Peter Hawthorne in his 18th-floor office in the Hendrik Verwoerd Building...

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