Northern Rhodesia: The First Prime Minister


Would the shock waves of East African revolt move inland to plague the wobbly governments of other territories? One vulnerable region was Northern Rhodesia, which is due to get its independence by year's end. But all was quiet last week as thousands of African voters flocked to the polling booths to elect Northern Rhodesia's first Prime Minister.

Outcome of the election was a fore gone conclusion: a landslide victory for Kenneth Kaunda, 39, the austere, energetic minister's son who was in turn jailed by the British and later groomed by them to take over the copper-rich protectorate. Kaunda's United National...

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