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Banda, Hastings Kamuzu

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1997 AD
Nationality: Malawian
Categories: Nationalist, Physicians, Politician

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.