[Daily Maverick] Zambians have participated in large numbers in the elections. They know the individual and collective vote matters. They know the individual and collective vote has more power than all the bullets, soldiers, police and intelligence in ...
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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.
[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.
[New Era] President Hage Geingob has described the late former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda as a statesman par excellence.
[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.
[Nation] Zambia will hold a state funeral on Friday, July 2, for founding President Kenneth Kaunda, who died aged 97 after being taken ill.
[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...
[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.
[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 ...
[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.
[Nation] Lusaka -- Zambia's Founding President Kenneth Kaunda will be buried at the presidential burial site in the capital, Lusaka, on July 7, the government announced Monday.
[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.
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the passing of former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda as a "deep, sad loss".
[CAJ News] Lusaka -- THE demise of Zambia's First Citizen, Dr Kenneth Kaunda is the departure of the last of the famed fathers of Africa's independence.
[East African] Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi has declared a seven-day mourning period following the death of Zambia's founding President Kenneth Kaunda.
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, following the death of former President Kenneth Kaunda.
[East African] President Uhuru Kenyatta has sent a message of condolence to Zambian President Edgar Lungu, following the death of former President Kenneth Kaunda.
[Daily Maverick] The demise of President Kenneth Kaunda at the grand old age of 97 brings to an end the pioneers and forefathers who led the struggles for the decolonisation of Africa and received the instrument of independence.
[This Day] Abuja -- President Muhammadu Buhari has described Zambia's founding father and independence nationalist, Dr Kenneth Kaunda as "one of the greatest African and world leaders of all time who loved his country and people profoundly." Reacting t...
[Daily Trust] Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says the death of Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda is the end of pioneers and forefathers "who led the struggles for decolonisation of the African continent and received the instrument of Indep...
[Daily Maverick] Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's founding president and anti-colonial hero, who governed one of the world's biggest copper producers between 1964 and 1991, has died of pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka. He was 97. Kaunda w...