ZIMBABWE RHODESIA: The Last Chance

ZIMBABWE RHODESIA

Posturing vs. reality

When they last sat down with British diplomats in Geneva three years ago, the archenemies in Zimbabwe Rhodesia's civil war could not even agree on an agenda. The talks broke off after three stormy weeks. Thus the British officials who had persuaded Prime Minister Bishop Abel Muzorewa and his guerrilla foes from the Patriotic Front to attend a "constitutional conference" in London last week were cheered when the two sides agreed on an outline for the discussions. It had been adopted, an erudite Foreign Office spokesman gleefully announced, nemine contradicente (Latin for without any objection), on only...

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