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South Africa is snubbed on Namibian proposal . . .

Canada and SWAPO rebels rejected Wednesday South Africa's proposal to turn the administration of Namibia over to a group of the Western nations. Diplomats and officials in Britain expected the proposal to be rejected.

Prime Minister P. W. Botha had offered to turn over control of the disputed territory to one or more of the five Western countries trying to negotiate Namibian independence. The five are the United States, Canada, Britain, West Germany, and France.

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