Chiume, Kanyama

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Chiume, Kanyama Gender: M
Murray William Kanyama Chiume
born on 22 November 1929 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Nkhata Bay, Malawi, 11s33, 34e18
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°50' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°12 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 19°10'


Malawi politician who became a leading nationalist in the struggle for Malawi’s independence in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also one of the leaders of the Nyasaland African Congress and served as the Minister of Education and the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the 1960s before fleeing the country after the 1964 Cabinet Crisis.

Kanyama Chiume eventually moved to New York to live with his family until his death on November 21, 2007. He died after complaining of depression.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes M. W. Kanyama Chiume's book, "Autobiography of Kanyama Chiume" (Panaf, 1982), p. 21: "I was born at 5 pm on Friday, 22nd November 1929 at [Nkata Bay, Nyasaland]."


  • Vocation : Politics : Public office