Zambia: Sweat & Sweets

Though the temperature was in the 90s, Zambia's President Kenneth Kaunda was in the mood to deliver a sermon. On a dusty polo field in the copper city of Kitwe, Kaunda, who is the son of a Presbyterian preacher, warned last week of the perils of drunkenness and lack of discipline among workers.

Waving a white handkerchief and sternly pointing his finger, he told the perspiring crowd: "We must not be lazy. This could destroy the country." Zambia's Vice President, Simon Kapwepwe, put it even more dramatically. Brandishing a pick, a shovel and...

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