Malawi gains independence from Britain (was Nyasaland, then federated with Northern and Southern Rhodesia between 1953 and 1963

Monday, 6 July 1964

Malawi gains independence from Britain (was Nyasaland, then federated with Northern and Southern Rhodesia between 1953 and 1963), with former Prime Minister, Hastings Kamuzu Banda, as president. It remains within the Commonwealth. SESA gives 6 July 1964 as the date of Malawi's independence from Britain under Banda as prime minister. According to that source Malawi only became a Republic within the Commonwealth two years after independence, on 6 July 1966.

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