Sudan and Nigeria have declared support for the Patriotic Front nationalists fighting a guerrilla war against the Rhodesian Government.
GV Sudanese President Jaafar Mohammed Nimeiri and Nigerian Head of State Olusegun Obsanjo signing agreement
CU President Nimeiri listening as Nigerian leader speaks in English (2 shots)
If You are going to talk about the British, for the past 13 years, the British have had this problem, this particular problem in their hands. they have not been able to solve it. But when the Americans came into it, it became a new factor, a different factor altogether, and the Americans came into it with a determination, and it appeared to get a solution which would ensure that peace and durable peace is achieved on the basis which all Africa had demanded. One: one man, one vote; tow: no special condition for any particular group or particular race.
And this proposal was put to us as it was put to other African countries and we believe that if those proposals were doggedly followed and implemented they would lead to majority rule in Zimbabwe."
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Background: Sudan and Nigeria have declared support for the Patriotic Front nationalists fighting a guerrilla war against the Rhodesian Government. The declaration came in a joint communique signed in Khartoum last Wednesday (October 25) at the end of three day visit to Sudan by the Nigerian Head of State, Lieutenant-General Obasanjo. He and Sudanese President Jaafar Mohammed Nimeiri also attacked South Africa's intention to hold its own elections in South West Africa (Namibia) and reaffirmed their support for the SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organisation) nationalists fighting against Pretoria's control of the territory.
SYNOPSIS: The People Palace in Khartoum was the venue for the signing of the communique in which Lieutenant-General Obasanjo and President Nimeiri also backed Anglo-American proposals for an all-party conference on Rhodesia's future-as the Nigerian leader explained...