Diplomacy: Tears in Lusaka

As host of history's third summit conference of nonaligned nations, Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda was determined to turn his capital of Lusaka into a place fit not only for a king, but also for an emperor, three princes, an archbishop, 14 presidents, eight prime ministers and other assorted representatives from a grand total of 54 states. In little more than four months, the leader of the copper-mining country of 4,000,000 did just that. At a cost of $10.4 million, Kaunda erected a sprawling village complete with broad boulevards, 62 villas (each with...

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