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Kenneth David Kaunda (28 April 1924 – 17 June 2021), also known as KK, Africa’s Gandhi, was a Zambian politician who served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule. Dissatisfied with Harry Nkumbula’s leadership of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party (UNIP). He was the first president of the independent Zambia. In 1973 following tribal and inter-party violence, all political parties except UNIP were banned through an amendment of the constitution after the signing of the Choma Declaration. At the same time, Kaunda oversaw the acquisition of majority stakes in key foreign-owned companies. The 1973 oil crisis and a slump in export revenues put Zambia in a state of economic crisis. International pressure forced Kaunda to change the rules that had kept him in power. Multi-party elections took place in 1991, in which Frederick Chiluba, the leader of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, ousted Kaunda.

Going back to green (part 1)

Green Conversations with Misheck Mhango – When did it start? To the best of my recollection, it began creeping up on us small farmers in the 80s but really picked up speed in the 1990s, sweeping through the land and consuming everybody like an uncontrollable, high-wind bush fire in tinder-dry savannah.By the close of the […]

Fuel pump prices increase

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has increased the pump prices of petroleum products between K1 and K3 for petrol, diesel, kerosene and Jet A-1 per litre effective today.The ERB upwardly adjusted the petrol price to K1.57, diesel to K1.22, kerosene to K3.17 and the retail price of Jet A-1 at the Kenneth Kaunda […]

Livingstonia Synod Hold Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Service

[Nyasa Times] The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in the Synod of Livingstonia on Wednesday morning conducted a memorial service for late Dr Kenneth Kaunda , former president of Zambia whose father migrated from Malawi.

Kenneth Kaunda – State Funeral Underway

[East African] Zambia will hold a state funeral on Friday, July 2, for founding President Kenneth Kaunda, who died aged 97 after being taken ill.

Remembering Kenneth Kaunda, the President Who Was an Artist

[Nation] Former Zambia President, Kenneth Kaunda (KK), was a spellbinding orator and singer. "In one of his last major public appearances, at the funeral of Nelson Mandela in December 2013, Mr Kaunda recalled his own history in the fight to end aparthe...

Rivals Commit to Peaceful Polls in Honour of Kaunda

[CAJ News] Lusaka -- THE main rivals in Zambia's upcoming general elections owe it to the legacy of the late Kenneth Kaunda to overcome their animosity and ensure the polls in August are credible.

Africa Mourns Kaunda

[Times of Zambia] As the remains of Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda are prepared for the solemn journey of visiting all the provincial centres, to be followed by a State funeral at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka before burial at the Presidential ...

MPLA Leader Praises Late Kenneth Kaunda Achievements

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The deputy president of MPLA, Luísa Damião, Monday in Luanda paid a homage to the first president and founder of the Republic of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, who died on the 17th of this month, victim of illness.

SADC Pays Tribute to President Kenneth Kaunda

[Namibia Economist] The death of the first President of independent Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda has not only robbed Zambia of its liberation leader, but also deprived southern Africa of a strong campaigner for African unity and deeper regional integration.