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Banda, Hastings Kamuzu

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Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1997 AD, at 91 years of age.

Nationality: Malawian
Categories: Nationalist, Physicians, Politician

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1906 - Hastings Kamuzu Banda was born near Kasungu in Malawi.

 

1928 - Studied in the high school section of Wilberforce Institute in Wilberforce, Ohio.

 

1931 - Graduated premedical from University of Chicago, with major in history.

 

1937 - Banda finished medicine at Meharry Medical College in Tennessee.

 

1941 - Graduated from the School of Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of the University of Edinburgh.

 

1942-1945 - Banda worked as a doctor in North Shields.

 

1946 - Represented the Nyasaland African Congress at the fifth Pan African Congress in Manchester.

 

1959 - He was imprisoned in Gwelo (now Gweru) in Southern Rhodesia.

 

1960 - Released from prison in April and invited to London for talks aimed at bringing about independence.

 

1961 - Elections were held in August.

 

1963 - Became de facto Prime Minister of Nyasaland--a title granted to him formally on 1st of February.

 

1964 - Banda became the independent Commonwealth of Malawi.

 

1966 - Banda became the first President of Malawi on 6th of July.

 

1970 - The congress of the MCP declared Banda its president for life.

 

1971 - The legislature declared Banda President for Life of Malawi.

 

1993 - He established a strong, one-party control of Malawi.

 

1994 - Defeated in the 1994 elections.

 

1997 - Banda died on 25th of November in a hospital in South Africa.

 

 

 


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