AFRICA: War of Words over a Tense Border

"We are being invaded by Kenyans," shrilled Radio Uganda. "Field Marshal Amin is in control of the situation" but "citizens of Uganda should be prepared to give blood."

"Ridiculous," countered Nairobi's Voice of Kenya. "There has been a massive buildup on the Ugandan side, with instructions to strike at a moment's notice." And anyway, "Kenyans are very busy building their country and they do not find provocations from Uganda particularly amusing."

As one war of words faded away at the U.N. in New York, another heated up in East Africa between Uganda and neighboring Kenya. Although the two sides continued to...

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