“Food Riots in Zambia; Borders Are Closed,” The New York Times, December 10, 1986.


Three people were killed in two days of food riots in north-central Zambia.  The riots are due to a 120% increase in the price of food and resulted in many cases of looting and destruction.  A curfew and the closing of land borders were instigated by President Kaunda in order to reinstate peace in the area.


Summary by Jean Fan Miaw