TODAY IN HISTORY: Zambia gains independence from Britain

By Drum Digital
24 October 2014

On 24 October in 1964 Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, gained independence from Britain.

On 24 October in 1964 Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia, gained independence from Britain.

Kenneth Kaunda, the country’s first president, proclaimed one-party rule at independence.

The country’s independence came ten months after the collapse of the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, with Northern Rhodesia becoming the Republic of Zambia.

Today, the country celebrates its 50th independence anniversary.

Happy Independence Day, Zambia!

SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY ONLINE

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