Launch of the Memoir of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda


Widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern Africa, the memoir of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda is a personal recollection of major events in the life, the time and the work. 

At ninety-five, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda reflects on his public and private life, from his early years as a son of an early African missionary and teacher in the 1940s, through the struggle against colonial rule in the 1950s and leading Zambia to independence in 1964 and becoming first president of Zambia until 1991 and the founding member and patriarch of the Pan-Africanist Movement. As freedom fighter and anti-apartheid leader, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda persistently supported the liberation struggle in various countries in the sub-region.  

A gifted musician, sportsman, humanitarian and author, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda still lives up to his legacy and continues to have a positive impact on the people of Zambia, Africa and beyond. Kaunda was married to the love of his life Beatrice Banda who passed away in 2012 and they were blessed with eight children.

well as the privilege of being the first President of Zambia, Dr. Kenneth Kaunda is a recipient of numerous national and international awards and honours.


The African Union Commission Conference Centre & Office Complex, Addis Ababa Ethiopia
T: The Pan-African Fathers’ ForumIn parallel with the General Assembly of the African Union

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KK Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr Kenneth Kaunda, first president of Zambia, Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. A well deserved nomination.

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Zambia's former president meet Chinese medical teams

 Members of Chinese medical teams in Zambia on Friday paid a courtesy call on Zambia's former President Kenneth Kaunda to express their gratitude for his role in building the relationship between the two countries.
The former president met with the Chinese doctors at his residence in Lusaka, the country's capital.
Kaunda expressed gratitude for the visit and thanked the Chinese doctors for the wonderful work they were doing in the country. Read more

Kenneth Kaunda to be honoured for Africa’s independence struggle, says AU chief

The former President of Zambia, Kenneth Kaunda will be honoured by the African Union due to his contribution to Africa's independence struggle.
Last month, the Zambian government expressed concern that Kenneth Kaunda was the only African leader who fought for the liberation of the continent but has not been honoured by the African Union through a statue at its headquarter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. African Union's Commission Chairperson, Mousa Faki Mahamat said the role that the 95-year-old Kenneth Kaunda played was never in dispute and that Africa will remain grateful for this sacrificial role.

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