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...

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