Waiting for an Explosion

Kenneth Kaunda, 61, who has been President of Zambia since his country's independence in 1964, is one of black Africa's elder statesmen. Though not a Marxist, he is a firmly committed nationalist who supported the independence struggles in Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Kaunda is, however, also a devout Christian who believes that "when the good Lord said 'Love thy neighbor as thyself,' he didn't mention color." He has met with South African leaders in an effort to bring about an end to apartheid. TIME Diplomatic Correspondent William Stewart recently visited the Zambian capital of Lusaka to talk with Kaunda in his...

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