- He was President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991
|Born:||28 April 1924 Comment |
|When did Kenneth Kaunda die? / Died||19 April 2017|
|How many years did Kenneth Kaunda live? / Lived||92 years|
|Where was Kenneth Kaunda born?||Chinsali, Zambia|
Who was Kenneth Kaunda? / Facts
- Kaunda is the youngest of eight children born to an ordained Church of Scotland missionary and teacher
- He followed his father's steps in becoming a teacher
- He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule
- Dissatisfied with 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
- He was the first President of the independent Zambia
- In 1972 all political parties except UNIP were banned
- At the same time, Kaunda oversaw the acquisition of majority stakes in key foreign-owned companies
- The oil crisis of 1973 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 Multiparty Democracy, ousted Kaunda
- Kaunda was briefly stripped of Zambian citizenship in 1999 but the decision was overturned the following year
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Last update: 22 April 2017
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