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Condolences on the Passing of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, the First President of the Republic of Zambia
June 17, 2021

LUSAKA – The Embassy of the United States of America joins the Zambian people and the international community in mourning the passing of His Excellency Kenneth Kaunda, the first president of the Republic of Zambia.  We extend to his family and the people of Zambia our condolences.

President Kaunda is known to the Zambian people as the Founding Father of the Republic of Zambia.  He was steadfast in uniting Zambia’s 73 tribes through his commitment to “One Zambia, One Nation.”  He advocated against discrimination of people living with HIV/AIDS and was a tireless advocate for the poor and marginalized.

We honor his memory and his service to the people of Zambia and across Africa.   We mourn his passing.  May his soul rest in eternal peace.