Northern Rhodesia: Alice Is at It Again


During last winter's elections that brought Kenneth Kaunda's United National Independence Party to power, the only serious violence at the polls occurred in the northeastern districts, and they involved not Kaunda's political opponents but the zealous followers of a religious prophetess named Alice Lenshina. It seems that Kaunda's agents tried to force her people to vote. They did not want to, and by the time the excitement was over, a number of people were dead. Last week Alice's followers were at it again, this time sparking a major rebellion that has...

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