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Zambia’s First President Kenneth Kaunda Dies At Age 97

President Kenneth Kaunda

June 17, 2021 | Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie |

It is deep sadness that we report the death of Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia. He was regarded as the father of the Central African state.


As a black nationalist he brought pride and respect to black people across the world. Like The Rt. Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey he was a patriot who dedicated his life to negro improvement.  He was a great admirer of Marcus Garvey.

His loss is monumental.

May his soul rest in peace.

He has been ailing recently and was hospitalized shortly.

The country will mourn for 21 days.

Kaunda was highly respected and was the first president of Zambia. He was regarded as the Father of the nation. No praise is too much for Kaunda.


I grew up reading about Kenneth Kaunda and regarded him as one of my black heroes.  Kaunda fought to liberate African from those who wished to colonize the rich continent forever. He was indeed a genuine freedom fighter.

They plundered our minerals and tried to rob us of our dignity.

Those who plundered and enslaved Africans were not admirers of Kaunda as he stood up for decency and fair play. We have lost a real hero.


You lived to see the growth and success of the Black Lives Movement (BLM). Most of all the conviction of a racist one Derek Chauvin for killing George Floyd.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is a veteran journalist and a strong supporter of black nationalism.

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