Taking Back Our Wealth: How African Leaders Gave up Economic Equality to Gain Political Freedom

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- africanexponent.com | 5 months ago

The Zimbabwean Trade-offOn the 10th of September 1979, political players from Southern Rhodesia met in London at the Lancaster House for a conference meant to broker a way out of the "civil war" in the territory.

Lord Carrington, the chairperson of the conference which was to be concluded on the 15th of December 1979 after 47 plenary sessions, made a telling statement in his opening speech, . I approach the search for a fair constitutional settlement in Rhodesia and with the conviction that it is illusory to think that any settlement can fully satisfy the requirements of either side.

An agreement can only be reached if there is a willingness to compromise.

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