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Statepresident Ian Smith lifts Martial Law as Civil War comes to an end.


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RADIO RHODESIA-NYASALAND -
After 21 days of war, peace returns to Rhodesia-Nyasaland. Rhodesian National Union - Popular Front Militias have retreated into the forests and presumably left the country towards neighboring territories, Rhodesian Intelligence reports. State President Ian Smith declared the end of the State of War and lifted Martial Law, allowing ordinary citizens to slowly return to their lifes.
 
A spokesperson of the Rhodesian Security Forces said "At least 44.000 Rhodesian soldiers lost their lifes during the conflict, while total military casualties are estimated 88.000". The Rhodesian Red Cross also estimated Civilian Casualties between 15.000 and 20.000 and said the total casualties number could be as high as 110-115.000. "We need the support of the International Community to assist our population. We need water, food and medicines. We need doctors, we need engineers, we need technicians in order to repair our aqueducts, set up aid camps, we need medical equipment, ambulances.. we need all the help the International Community can spare. Help us." said a spokesperson of the Rhodesian Red Cross in a heartbreaking communique "At least 10.000 Rhodesians have lost their homes, their families, one or more relatives and now live in UN refugee camps. We estimate that 2000 are children under 10 years old, many are orphans in desperate need of psychological assistance." he added.
 
Prime Minister Winnie Mandela addressed the International community during a radio broadcast in her first appearance since the beginning of the conflict, asking the United Nations to continue their peacekeeping efforts in the northern province of the country to ensure the success of the peace process and the stability of the country as a whole.
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Acting on behalf of the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Rhodesia Field Commander el-Adly would confirm the peacekeeping operation would continue until Rhodesia and the Security Council deem its mission concluded. Athenian agencies such as Apollo's Hand would take advantage of the apparent peace to radically increase the flow of relief and supplies, especially the northern territories which had been excluded before. Various companies and government institutions would flow in to set up an effective reconstruction campaign.

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To: Prime Minister Winnie Mandela
From: Department of State
Subj: Humanitarian Assistance

The Paraguayan government wishes to assure the state president that Paraguayan Peacekeepers will remain in the country until Rhodesia and the Security Council deem so otherwise. The Paraguayan Agency for International Development (PAID) will continue to work in the country with the local population. President Melosa Navar has directed civilian and military aircraft to deliver additional medical and food supplies to your country immediately. An additional 120 aid workers from various organizations will also arrive to help with medical care and other needs.

Sincerely,

Secretary of State Carmen Torres

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Republica's peacekeepers in Camp Hope
 
RADIO RHODESIA-NYASALAND - According to the Rhodesian Red Cross, the high flux of humanitarian aid from the Exarchate of Africa and the coordination between UN peacekeepers and Rhodesian Security Forces are successfully helping the population by providing them food and proper medical assistance. In Camp Hope, outside the capital city of Livingstone, the Paraguayan Peacekeeping Force witnessed a large influx of refugees since the first week of war. Today Camp Hope has a population of 3500 displaced Rhodesians.
 
Daily food rations are being distributed to the population, humanitarian aid workers from all over the world have contributed to provide medical and psychological assistance to the victims of the conflict, and a temporary school welcomed 60 pupils this afternoon as Federal authorities are working around the clock to help citizens return to their normal lifes.
 
While authorities agree that a lot of work needs to be done, Prime Minister Winnie Mandela expressed gratitude and admiration for the efforts of the UN and aid workers alike to help the population in need of assistance "I would like to personally express gratitude, and heartfelt admiration, to the UN peackeeping forces of Paraguay, Republica, the Athenian Federation and all the members of the United Nations Mission in Rhodesia." said PM Winnie Mandela in a radio broadcast.

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Paraguayan Peacekeepers in Rhodesia
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To: Prime Minister Winnie Mandela

From: Secretariat of State

Subj: Official Visit

 

His Holiness Pope John Paul III wishes to visit RHODESIA-NYASALAND and observe first hand the progress that is being made. He is very optimistic for the people of your country and would simply like to meet local refugees in order to better understand what they need most. His Holiness will also be donating $900,000.00 for relief efforts. He wishes to also meet with you and State President Ian Smith to discuss a variety of topics from fighting poverty to religious freedom.

 

 

Your response would be most graciously appreciated,

 

Archbishop Fresco Camino

Secretary of External Relations

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To: Prime Minister Winnie Mandela

From: Secretariat of State

Subj: Official Visit

 

His Holiness Pope John Paul III wishes to visit RHODESIA-NYASALAND and observe first hand the progress that is being made. He is very optimistic for the people of your country and would simply like to meet local refugees in order to better understand what they need most. His Holiness will also be donating $900,000.00 for relief efforts. He wishes to also meet with you and State President Ian Smith to discuss a variety of topics from fighting poverty to religious freedom.

 

 

Your response would be most graciously appreciated,

 

Archbishop Fresco Camino

Secretary of External Relations

 

FROM: Office of the Statepresident, Office of the Prime Minister
TO: Secretariat of State
SUBJ: RE: Official Visit
 
The Government of Rhodesia-Nyasaland gladly accepts the donation and welcomes the Pontifex and invites him to visit Camp Hope, Livingstone, in order to witness first hand the hard efforts of Rhodesian and foreign aid workers to assist the local population. 
 
The Statepresident will meet him in his office after the visit at Camp Hope.
 
Signed
Statepresident Ian Smith
Prime Minister Winnie Mandela

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The Paraguayan military forces currently in Rhodesia-Nyasaland will be leaving due to security concerns in South America. President Melosa Navar will be dispatching 3,000 Federal Paraguayan Police Force officers from the Peacekeeping Operations Bureau to replace them. Air Force personnel and assets will remain in the region. Bureau Chief Alexander Lopez will be taking command of all Paraguayan Peacekeeping Forces in the country.

 

The following units will be returning to Paraguay:

 

• 1st Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade (2,000)
• 11th Military Police Regiment (1000/200), 2nd Military Police Brigade, 1st Corps of the Army
• 12th Military Police Regiment (1000/200), 2nd Military Police Brigade, 1st Corps of the Army
• 31st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (1500), 11th Infantry Division, 1st Corps of the Army

 

- Department of Defense

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