The struggle for Zambia’s independence was not easy. Tribute goes to the many heroes – men, women and youth- who sacrificed so much, including their lives, for our country to be independent 53 years ago, from British colonialism. We have many of our citizens today, who were born after independence – affectionately referred to as born-frees- and who have no idea what it was like to live under an oppressive British colonial regime, which believed in the domination of the indigenous people of people of this country. In 1953 , Britain allowed the white minority in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia), Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Nyasaland (now Malawi), to impose the infamous Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland on black people…...

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