South Africa: Embarrassment for Botha

During his 16-day, eight-nation tour of Western Europe, which concluded last week, South African Prime Minister P.W. Botha emphasized his eagerness to resolve the issue of Namibia, the South West African territory that his nation has ruled for decades in defiance of the United Nations. In Bonn and London, Botha agreed to remove his troops from the area on condition that five West European nations take over at their own expense and, at the same time, that Cuba withdraw its forces from neighboring Angola. In Zurich, Botha guaranteed "safe passage" for Sam Nujoma, head of the nationalist South West...

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