This Day In History

Zambia gains independence from Britain

Saturday, 24 October 1964
On 24 October, 1964 Northern Rhodesia (now known as Zambia) gained independence from Britain.  Kenneth Kaunda, the country’s first president, proclaimed one-party rule at independence. . Their independence came four years after the famous speech “The winds of change” by British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan. The country’s independence came ten months after the collapse of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, with Northern Rhodesia becoming the Repu..
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