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‘True African icon': Zambian founding father Kenneth Kaunda, independence hero who helped lead fight against HIV/AIDS, dies at 97

1 month ago   |   By RT

Kenneth Kaunda, who became Zambia's first president after helping to lead a peaceful revolution against colonial British rule, has died at the age of 97 after being treated for pneumonia at a military hospital in Lusaka.
The former president's son, Kambarage Kaunda, confirmed his passing on Thursday. “I'm sad to inform, we've lost Mzee ,” the younger Kaunda said on his father's Facebook page. “Let's pray for him.”
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Zambia Enters 21 Days of Mourning After Death of Founding President Kenneth Kaunda

Zambia Enters 21 Days of Mourning After Death of Founding President Kenneth Kaunda

1 month ago   |   By Newsweek

Kaunda was a leader of the campaign that ended British colonial rule and he became Zambia's first democratically elected president in 1964. He led the country, which became a one-party state, until 1991, when he was defeated in an election following the introduction of multiparty politics.
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