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The Last 1st African Post-Independent President is No-more

Africa gains her independence from colonial rule in the late fifties. Ghana became the first freed independent state in 1957; however there is Ethiopia which was never colonized. This great state was led by, Emperor Haile Selassie I, he ruled Ethiopia from 1930–1974. Ethiopia was not the only independent country but Liberia was also one African country never colonized.
Ghana who gain her independence from the British in 1957 (64) year ago led by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah died many decades ago in Guinea Conakry. He was first Prime Minister from 1957-60, then as President from 1960-1966. Ghana lived under colonial dominance from 1821 to 1957, when they gain their independence.
Nkrumah rules Ghana for a period of nine years before he was toppled in a military coup, opening the floodgates for our ungrateful militaries to unconstitutionally jump into the seat of governance.
Today we pay tribute to the last fallen African hero who championed African liberation course way back in the sixties in the person of Kenneth Kaunda, former President of Zambia who took Zambia into Independence and ruled from (1964–1991).
Below is a list of many like him, who went before him, some much earlier and others not long ago. :
Dawda Jawara, President of the Gambia, who like Kenneth Kaunda was born in 1924 and died almost two years ago, he ruled from 1970–1994, Léopold Sédar Senghor, President of Senegal (1960–1980) Kwame Nkrumah, Prime minister (1957–1960), Ahmed Sékou Touré, President of Guinea Conakry (1958–1984), Luís Cabral, President of Guinea Bissau (1973–1980), Félix Houphouët-Boigny, President of ivory Coast (1960–1993), William Tubman, President Liberia (1944–1971), Modibo Keïta, Head of State (1960–1965), President of Mali (1965–1968), Moktar Ould Daddah, Acting Head of State (1960–1978), President of Mauritania (1960–1978), Nnamdi Azikiwe, President of the First Republic Nigeria (1963–1966,Francisco Macías Nguema, President (1968–1979) Equitorial Guinea, Léon M’ba, President (1960–1967) Gabon, Michel Micombero, President (1966–1976) Brundi, Haile Selassie I, Emperor (1930–1974) Ethiopia, Jomo Kenyatta, President (1964–1978) Kenya, Julius Nyerere, President (1964–1985) Tanzania, Mutesa II, President (1963–1966) Uganda, Habib Bourguiba, President (1957–1987) Tunisai, Gamal Abdel Nasser, President (1954–1970),Egypt, Hubert Maga, President (1960–1963) Benin, Maurice Yaméogo, President (1960–1966) Bukinafaso, Aristides Pereira, President (1975–1991) Cape Verde.
The list is not exhausted as there are 54 African States on the continent; however this is to say Kenneth Kaunda was born in 1924 led the independence struggle of Zambia and as per record is the last to die as pioneers of African Independence.

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