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August 24, 1997 | From Associated Press
Former Zambian President Kenneth D. Kaunda was shot and slightly wounded Saturday during a police crackdown on supporters attending a political rally, officials said. The circumstances of the shooting in Kabwe, 90 miles north of the capital, Lusaka, were unclear. Police Inspector General Francis Ndhlovu confirmed that Kaunda, who ruled Zambia for 27 years, had been shot but would not comment further. Officials at Kabwe General Hospital said Kaunda was not seriously injured.
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November 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Zambia's founding president and current opposition leader Kenneth D. Kaunda said he believes his son and political heir was killed by people in authority who wanted to get rid of a potential rival. Wezi Kaunda, 47, died in a hospital Thursday, a day after unknown assailants forced him out of his car outside his Lusaka home and shot him several times.
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January 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The country formally charged former President Kenneth D. Kaunda and two other opposition leaders with backing a failed coup, Kaunda's lawyers said. Kaunda, 73, under house arrest in Lusaka, was served with grounds for his detention by police, lawyer Sacika Sitwala said. The document said Kaunda, detained politician Dean Mungomba and Roger Chongwe, a human rights lawyer, supported and "sponsored" a failed army takeover Oct. 28.
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January 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The country formally charged former President Kenneth D. Kaunda and two other opposition leaders with backing a failed coup, Kaunda's lawyers said. Kaunda, 73, under house arrest in Lusaka, was served with grounds for his detention by police, lawyer Sacika Sitwala said. The document said Kaunda, detained politician Dean Mungomba and Roger Chongwe, a human rights lawyer, supported and "sponsored" a failed army takeover Oct. 28.
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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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December 21, 1987
Kenneth D. Kaunda, chairman of the Organization of African Unity, will mediate a bloody border dispute between Uganda and Kenya in response to an appeal by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. The appeal followed clashes during the last week in which Uganda reported three soldiers and 10 civilians slain. Kenya said its forces killed 30 Ugandan soldiers but mentioned no casualties of its own. Kaunda said he will meet soon with Museveni and President Daniel Arap Moi of Kenya.
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October 5, 1987
Zambian President Kenneth D. Kaunda publicly acknowledged for the first time that his son's death last year was caused by AIDS. "How my son got AIDS I do not know," he told reporters at a news conference in Lusaka, the capital. His admission dramatized the severity of the problem of AIDS in his southern African nation. Western diplomats have estimated that about 20% of Zambia's adult urban population is infected with the AIDS virus.
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November 6, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Zambia's founding president and current opposition leader Kenneth D. Kaunda said he believes his son and political heir was killed by people in authority who wanted to get rid of a potential rival. Wezi Kaunda, 47, died in a hospital Thursday, a day after unknown assailants forced him out of his car outside his Lusaka home and shot him several times.
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December 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jailed former President Kenneth D. Kaunda appeared before Zambia's High Court on Monday, but the hearing was adjourned after his lawyers sought more time to review government documents against him. Outside, supporters sang and waved banners behind a police cordon, demanding the release of Kaunda, who leads the nation's largest opposition coalition. Kaunda, 73, was arrested Christmas Day on suspicion of involvement in a failed Oct. 28 coup attempt.
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June 29, 1990 | From Reuters
Thousands of people watched quietly Thursday as President Kenneth D. Kaunda toured central Lusaka after food riots that killed at least 24 people, but elsewhere in the Zambian capital students held a noisy demonstration calling on him to resign. Kaunda, facing the worst crisis of his 26-year rule, inspected the central shopping district where goods worth thousands of dollars were looted in three days of rioting. "Zambia will not allow itself to be ruled by thuggery," the 66-year-old leader said.
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January 3, 1998 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A series of recent authoritarian actions by the government of Zambian President Frederick Chiluba is sending disturbing signals that the country, traditionally a bulwark of stability in southern Africa, may be returning to a system of repressive autocracy. The recent jailing without charge of former President Kenneth D.
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January 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Under international pressure to either free former President Kenneth D. Kaunda or put him on trial, Zambia's government released him from prison Wednesday but put him under house arrest. Kaunda was arrested Dec. 25, soon after returning from a trip abroad. Zambia accused the 73-year-old former leader of inciting an Oct. 28 coup attempt. Kaunda arrived home in the capital, Lusaka, at dusk Wednesday after an 80-mile journey from prison.
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December 30, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jailed former President Kenneth D. Kaunda appeared before Zambia's High Court on Monday, but the hearing was adjourned after his lawyers sought more time to review government documents against him. Outside, supporters sang and waved banners behind a police cordon, demanding the release of Kaunda, who leads the nation's largest opposition coalition. Kaunda, 73, was arrested Christmas Day on suspicion of involvement in a failed Oct. 28 coup attempt.
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December 27, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Detained former President Kenneth Kaunda made a brief court appearance Friday and was then flown to a secret destination by military helicopter. Journalists and lawyers for Kaunda, 73, followed as a police convoy drove the opposition leader from the court to Lusaka's airport, where he was placed on the helicopter. Lawyers for Kaunda, who was arrested without charge on Thursday under a 28-day detention order, said they had not been told where he was being taken.
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December 26, 1997 | From Associated Press
Former President Kenneth D. Kaunda was sent to prison Thursday after a three-hour standoff with heavily armed paramilitary police at his home early Christmas morning. Kaunda, 73, promptly began a hunger strike to protest his 28-day detainment without charges, which is permitted under a state of emergency declared by his successor, President Frederick Chiluba. Kaunda's incarceration was believed linked to a failed coup attempt Oct.
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August 24, 1997 | From Associated Press
Former Zambian President Kenneth D. Kaunda was shot and slightly wounded Saturday during a police crackdown on supporters attending a political rally, officials said. The circumstances of the shooting in Kabwe, 90 miles north of the capital, Lusaka, were unclear. Police Inspector General Francis Ndhlovu confirmed that Kaunda, who ruled Zambia for 27 years, had been shot but would not comment further. Officials at Kabwe General Hospital said Kaunda was not seriously injured.
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July 26, 1990 | From Reuters
Zambian President Kenneth D. Kaunda, in a surprise offer of reconciliation to his political foes, announced Wednesday the release of all political prisoners and agreed to postpone a referendum on multi-party rule. "I am sending a strong message of love to those who are insulting me and my colleagues to stop doing that," he said. The referendum previously set for Oct. 17 this year would be put off until Aug. 13, 1991, he told a news conference.
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January 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Under international pressure to either free former President Kenneth D. Kaunda or put him on trial, Zambia's government released him from prison Wednesday but put him under house arrest. Kaunda was arrested Dec. 25, soon after returning from a trip abroad. Zambia accused the 73-year-old former leader of inciting an Oct. 28 coup attempt. Kaunda arrived home in the capital, Lusaka, at dusk Wednesday after an 80-mile journey from prison.
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November 2, 1991 | MICHAEL A. HILTZIK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a political thunderbolt, Zambians voting in their first multi-party democratic election in 23 years unseated President Kenneth D. Kaunda, the country's only leader through its 27 years of independence. His opponent, Frederick Chiluba, said at a news conference in Lusaka, the Zambian capital, that Kaunda phoned him Friday night to congratulate him on his victory in Thursday's voting, news agencies reported from Lusaka. "He has conceded defeat and promised to cooperate with us," Chiluba said.
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July 26, 1990 | From Reuters
Zambian President Kenneth D. Kaunda, in a surprise offer of reconciliation to his political foes, announced Wednesday the release of all political prisoners and agreed to postpone a referendum on multi-party rule. "I am sending a strong message of love to those who are insulting me and my colleagues to stop doing that," he said. The referendum previously set for Oct. 17 this year would be put off until Aug. 13, 1991, he told a news conference.
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