COMMONWEALTH: A Call for Quickness

The goal: a fall conference on Zimbabwe Rhodesia

At the close of the Commonwealth Conference in Lusaka, Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda and his wife Betty dined with Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis. As the evening ended in a glow of good feeling, Kaunda observed: "Let us hope God acts quick." Replied Thatcher, buoyant over her diplomatic successes: "I don't know about God, but the British Prime Minister will certainly act quick."

The sense of urgency shared by the two leaders arose from their need to gain rapid acceptance of the new Commonwealth...

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