The men who saved Zambia’s cash
Kenneth Kaunda had a penchant for Christian/Socialist advisers during the build-up to Zambia’s independence. Two of them helped save that copper-rich country the day it was born, reports CJA-UK member TREVOR GRUNDY.
This report was originally published in the May-June 2012 edition of ColdType, the Canadian magazine.
Historians examining the de-colonisation process have been disinclined to examine the motives and individual psychologies of the well-educated Europeans who attached themselves to African causes and leaders in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Dr Kenneth Kaunda, born in 1924 the son of a Presbyterian mission station worker and President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991, had a penchant for white advisers, especially when they reflected his own strong Christian/ Socialist beliefs.
Two well-educated, upper class ex-public schoolboys who went on to play important roles during the early days of that copper rich but multi-national dominated country, were Robert Oakeshott and Mike Faber … read on by clicking here to download this PDF.
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