- Edward Festus Mukuka Nkoloso was a member of the
Zambian resistancemovement and the founder of the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy.
- Nkoloso was born Edward Festus Mukuka Nkoloso in 1919, in the northern part of Northern Rhodesia.
- He was drafted into the Northern Rhodesian Regiment forces in World War II, ultimately serving as a sergeant in the signal corp.
- After the war, he became
translatorfor the Northern Rhodesian government.
- Edward was also a grade school
teacher,and opened a new school, which was purportedly shut down by British authorities.
- In 1960, he founded the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy.
- In 1964, he participated in the Constitutional Convention.
- In 2014 Nkoloso was depicted in a film “Nkoloso the Afronaut” that was nominated at 2014 Uganda Film Festival.
- He received a law degree from the University of Zambia in
- He died on 4 March
1989,and was buried with presidential honours.
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