World: Soames Stands Tough

Since Britain's Lord Soames became Governor of Zimbabwe Rhodesia last Dec. 12, some 21,600 guerrillas have flocked into Commonwealth monitoring camps in observance of the ceasefire. But Soames has been attacked for many of his political decisions—such as permitting South African troops to remain at the border crossing of Beit Bridge, and using armed "auxiliaries" in remote rural areas. Last week, in his first interview as Governor, Soames spent 75 minutes with TIME Johannesburg Bureau Chief William McWhirter discussing some of the problems he faces. McWhirter'sreport:

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