ZIMBABWE RHODESIA: It Seems Like a Miracle

An agreement on a transition plan raises fresh hope for a final settlement

The breakthrough came at 10:15 last Thursday morning. Its import was discreetly disguised by the dry language that negotiators use. "In the light of the discussions we have had," said Robert Mugabe, co-leader of the Patriotic Front, "if you are prepared to include [our] forces in paragraph 13 of the British paper, we are able to agree to the interim proposals." Impassively, British Foreign Secretary Lord Carrington said that a sentence would be added to the paragraph in question: "The Patriotic...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!