Rhodesia's four black nationalist movements have ended years of bitter feuding with an agreement to unite and continue the armed struggle against the government of Prime Minister Ian Smith.
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Background: Rhodesia's four black nationalist movements have ended years of bitter feuding with an agreement to unite and continue the armed struggle against the government of Prime Minister Ian Smith.
The agreement was reached on Saturday (7 December) during talks in Lusaka hosted by Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda.
Also co-sponsoring the meeting were the leaders of Tanzania and Botswana, Julius Nyerere and Sir Seretse Khama.
However, the meeting failed to reach agreement on a settlement with the Rhodesian Government, as had earlier been hoped.
The four Rhodesian nationalist movements ... the Zimbabue African National Union (ZAUN), the Zimbabwe African Peoples' Union (ZAPU), the Front for the Liberation of Zimbabwe (FROLIZI) and the African National Council (ANC) ... agreed to unite under the ANC, the only legal African political organisation in Rhodesia.
A document signed at the meeting indicated that the leaders of Rhodesia's Black majority were not prepared to compromise in any way over their demand for majority rule, and was a blunt answer to South Africa and the Smith Government's act as sole leader effprts to reach an accommodation.
The agreement called for a special congress in four months, possibly in Lusaka, to prepare a new constitution for the ANC and elect a president who would act as sole leader of Rhodesia's Africans.