Kanyama Chiume (22 November 1929 – 21 November 2007), was born Murray William Kanyama Chiume, in Usisya village, Nkhata Bay District in Nyasaland (now Malawi) where he became a leading nationalist in the struggle for Malawi’s independence in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also one of the key leaders of the Nyasaland African Congress (NAC) and served as the Minister of Education; Minister of Information and Independence Celebrations; and the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the 1960s before fleeing the country after the 1964 Malawi Cabinet Crisis. Read more>>>

Kanyama, the Pan-Africanist
Chiume became deeply involved in not only Malawi’s independence struggle but also the struggles of other African countries. He was steadfast in his belief for African unity, and declared that “The freedom of Malawi is absolutely meaningless unless it is linked up with the total liberation and eventual unity of Africa under one continental government.” Read more>>>