ZIMBABWE RHODESIA: On the Brink of Peace

The Patriotic Front agrees to a ceasefire, but hazards remain

"I don't think anybody will turn back I now," said Britain's jubilant Foreign Secretary, Lord Carrington. After 86 days of stop-and-go negotiations at the London Peace Conference, Patriotic Front Co-Leaders Joshua Nkomo and Robert Mugabe agreed to a cease-fire that should end the seven-year-old civil war in the breakaway British colony. Although some important details remain to be worked out, the principal issues barring the way to peace for Zimbabwe Rhodesia were resolved; agreement on a new constitution and arrangements for the...

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