Zambia Former President, Kenneth Kaunda Is Dead
The founding president of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda, is dead.
According to Zambian news platform Kaunda who ruled the country for 27 years from 1964 after it gained independence from Britain died at age 97.
This is coming days after he was admitted to Maina Soko military hospital in the capital Lusaka, where he was treated for pneumonia from Monday.
Kaunda who happens to one of the first generation of post-independence African leaders, ruled his country through a perilous era in southern Africa.
It was his most outstanding achievement that during his 27 years in power he maintained domestic stability in a comparatively benign manner while providing bases for the movements struggling against his far more powerful white neighbours in Rhodesia and South Africa.
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