SOUTHERN AFRICA: Shuttling Between Black and White

Scores of soldiers and police, as well as an all-black honor guard, were on hand to greet Henry Kissinger as he arrived in the South African capital of Pretoria late last week on the third stop of his latest effort at shuttle diplomacy. All week long sporadic rioting had continued in the nonwhite townships around Johannesburg and Cape Town, and a department store in downtown Johannesburg was fire-bombed—the first such act of urban terrorism in the country's history. Shortly before Kissinger's blue and white 707 touched down, police fired at demonstrators in Johannesburg's Soweto township, killing six students and...

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