Summary: It is impossible to talk about Kenneth Kaunda without timelines. He defies a general or linear description. He was, at different times, many things good or many things bad about people. In the end, he was, like the rest of us, simply human. Kaunda’s place in Zambia’s political history is guaranteed by the fact that he was a central participant in the key developments and turning points that define the origins of Zambia. He was a freedom fighter who led Zambia to independence in October 1964. He was a nationalist who believed in nation-building. He was a pan-Africanist who supported liberation struggles across Southern Africa. His pragmatism in the context of his time made him employ the unpopular one-party…...

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