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WORLD IN BRIEF : ZAMBIA : 23 Dead in 3 Days of Food Rioting

June 28, 1990|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

At least 23 people have been killed in three days of food rioting that has spread from Lusaka, the capital, to smaller cities. President Kenneth D. Kaunda vowed to crack down on rioters protesting increased food prices. The unrest began after the government more than doubled the price of cornmeal, Zambia's staple food, as part of an economic reform program.

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