Kenneth Kaunda

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Kenneth David Kaunda (born April 28, 1924), also known as KK, served as the first President of Zambia, from 1964 to 1991.

Kaunda is the youngest of eight children born to an ordained Church of Scotland missionary and teacher. He followed his father's steps in becoming a teacher.

He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from European rule. Dissatisfied with ... more »

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  • ''The drama can only be brought to its climax in one of two ways—through the selective brutality of terrorism or the impartial horrors of war.''
    Kenneth Kaunda (b. 1924), Zambian politician, president. Kaunda on Violence, pt. 2 (1980). Of the situation in South Africa.
  • ''When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.''
    Kenneth Kaunda (b. 1924), Zambian politician, president. Quoted in Observer (London, January 2, 1983).
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