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    (circa 1896-November 25, 1997)
    Born in Kasungu District, Malawi
    Prime Minister of Malawi (July 6, 1964-July 6, 1966)
    President of Malawi (July 6, 1966-May 24, 1994)
    Died in Johannesburg, South Africa
    He was declared president for life (1971).
    He had himself surrounded by dancing girls whenever he made a public appearance.
    His exact birthday was unknown because he was born before birth registrations took place.
    He established diplomatic ties with apartheid-era South Africa.
    Every business building was required to have a portrait of him no lower than any poster, clock, or picture inside the building.
    He imposed a dress code that barred women from wearing trousers, short skirts, or pants; men from growing beards or long hair. The dress code even affected foreigners.
    He allegedly persecuted Malawi's northern tribes, particularly the Tumbuka.
    His regime was authoritarian even by African standards.
    He imposed harsh censorship laws that even affected communication.
    He had history books preceding his time burned.
    He led Malawi to independence.
    He improved Malawi's appalling infrastructure.
    He supported women's rights.
    He studied medicine and worked as a doctor.

Credit: Big Lenny


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