RHODESIA: First Step Toward Black Rule

The "internal"settlement seems more settled Beneath a watercolor print of Rhodesia's founder, Cecil Rhodes, that had been borrowed for the occasion, Rhodesian Prime Minister Ian Smith and three moderate black leaders last week signed a document that was billed as the first formal step toward black majority rule for their country. Three months after he first sat down to negotiate with Bishop Abel Muzorewa, the Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole and Chief Jeremiah Chirau, Smith had apparently achieved the "internal" settlement he had been seeking.

Whether it will work is quite another question. The...

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