Former Zambia President Selected for B.U. FellowshipBOSTON
Boston University has chosen former Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda as the first participant in a fellowship program that rewards former African heads of state who further democracy and leave office voluntarily.
Kaunda fathered Zambia’s independence movement, although he stayed in power for 27 years and allowed elections only within his party. He finally allowed a multiparty election in 1990 and stepped aside when he lost.
Kaunda’s yearlong fellowship in the school’s Balfour African President-in-Residence program began this month.
Kaunda, 78, who continued to lead his party until 2000, will get the use of a house, an undisclosed stipend, personal security and a campus office.
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