Famous Zambian Presidents

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Kenneth Kaunda
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Birthdate: April 28, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chinsali, Awemba North, Northern Rhodesia
Died: June 17, 2021

Kenneth Kaunda is a Zambian former politician. He served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. A major figure in Zambia’s struggle for independence from British rule, he became the first president of independent Zambia. As the president, he implemented many educational and economic reforms to accelerate the rate of modernization in the country.

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Rupiah Banda
(Former President of the Republic of Zambia)
Rupiah Banda
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Birthdate: February 13, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gwanda

Former Zambian president Rupiah Banda is known for his efforts to reduce corruption. Born in Southern Rhodesia, present-day Zimbabwe, he was sponsored by a preacher and later studied at the Rusangu University in Zambia. He made headlines when he married his second wife, who was 30 years his junior.

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Levy Mwanawasa
(Member of Parliament)
Levy Mwanawasa
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Birthdate: September 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mufulira
Died: August 19, 2008
Levy Mwanawasa was a Zambian politician who served as the third president of Zambia from 2002 until his death in 2008. His presidency was marked by a campaign, which was initiated by him, to eliminate corruption in Zambia. His anti-corruption drive attracted the interest of many foreign investors, which played a major role in improving the economic conditions in Zambia.
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Frederick Chiluba
(Second President of Zambia (1991 – 2002))
Frederick Chiluba
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Birthdate: April 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kitwe, Zambia
Died: June 18, 2011

Frederick Chiluba was a Zambian politician best remembered for his service as the President of Zambia from 2 November 1991 to 2 January 2002. After leaving office, he became the subject of an arduous investigation regarding alleged corruption. He even went on trial and was acquitted in 2009.