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Kaunda Interview #53932

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 19, 1978
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(Studio) News focus on Africa during week noted. Zambia President Kenneth Kaunda's visit to Washington, DC for talks with President Carter mentioned. Zambia's position in Africa, bordered by 3 ntns. now engaged in warfare, Angola, Rhodesia and Zaire, examined. Film and map shown. Interview with Kaunda shown. [KAUNDA - doesn't see situation in Africa as testing ground for United States versus USSR influence. Notes that most African ntns., include some Marxist govts., prefer to be truly nonaligned. Talks about presence of Cuban troops in Africa. Responds to question about what Americanis doing right and wrong in Africa; comments on President Carter's attitude toward continent.] Anchor asks for Kaunda's thoughts on Carter's African policy. [KAUNDA - notes Carter's position on human rights; thinks it will even provide solution to South Africa's situation.] Anchor recalls interview with Fidel Castro and his statement that all Africa would be socialist in 20 years; asks for Kaunda's comments. [KAUNDA - says this is so now. Doesn't see roots of capitalism there. Sees future as socialism as seen by African leaders and their people.]
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Walters, Barbara

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