AFRICA: New Hope for a Settlement

Mrs. Thatcher finds a fresh approach for Zimbabwe-Rhodesia

When Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Lusaka at the end of a two-week tour of Africa, she was cheered by Zambians everywhere she went as "Queenie! Queenie!" When Britain's other female leader, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, arrived in the same city for the Commonwealth Conference, she got a reception that might better have been accorded the queen of a leper colony. By week's end, however, her peers among the 41 Commonwealth leaders at the eight-day conference readily acknowledged that Mrs. Thatcher had made an...

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