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Rep. Bass Statement on the Passing of Zambia’s Liberator and First President Kenneth Kaunda

June 17, 2021
Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement:

“My heartfelt condolences go out to the family of President Kenneth Kaunda and the people of Zambia. His leadership and vital role in fighting for independence from the former colonial power in northern Rhodesia, and his tireless support in fighting against HIV/AIDS made him a champion of global human rights and invaluable to the continent.”