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president of Zambia

Rupiah Bwezani Banda, President of Zambia.

Background

Banda, Rupiah Bwezani was born on February 13, 1937 in Gwenda, Zimbabwe.

Education

Attended, University Ethiopia. Attended, Lund University, Sweden. Attended, Wolfson College.

Attended, Cambridge University, England.

Career

Republican in Europe United National Independence Party, 1960—1964. Ambassador to Egypt Government of Zambia, 1965—1967, ambassador to the United States, 1967—1969, minister foreign affairs, 1975—1976, Member of Parliament, Munali, 1978—1988, vice president, 2006—2008, acting president, 2008, president, since 2008. Executive chairman Rural Development Corporation.

General manager National Agricultural Marketing Board, Zambia, 1970—1975. Zambia's permanent representative United Nations, 1974—1975. Former chairman Chipoza Holdings, Robert Hudson Ltd., Allenwest, Chiparamba Enterprises.

Chair, council on Namibia United Nations.

Connections

Married Hope Mwansa Makulu, 1966. 5 children.

spouse:
Hope Mwansa Makulu