10 Things You Didn’t Know About Edward Makuka Nkoloso

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  1. Edward Festus Mukuka Nkoloso was a member of the Zambian resistance movement and the founder of the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy.
  2. Nkoloso was born Edward Festus Mukuka Nkoloso in 1919, in the northern part of Northern Rhodesia.
  3. He was drafted into the Northern Rhodesian Regiment forces in World War II, ultimately serving as a sergeant in the signal corp.
  4. After the war, he became translator for the Northern Rhodesian government.
  5. Edward was also a grade school teacher, and opened a new school, which was purportedly shut down by British authorities.
  6. In 1960, he founded the Zambia National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy.
  7. In 1964, he participated in the Constitutional Convention.
  8. In 2014 Nkoloso was depicted in a film “Nkoloso the Afronaut” that was nominated at 2014 Uganda Film Festival.
  9. He received a law degree from the University of Zambia in 1983 .
  10. He died on 4 March 1989, and was buried with presidential honours.