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Interview with Mark Chona: Commonwealth Oral History Project

Citation: Onslow, Sue and Chona, Mark and Craggs, Ruth and Namusoke, Eva (2016) Interview with Mark Chona: Commonwealth Oral History Project. [Transcribed text] (Unpublished)

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Interview with Mark Chona, conducted 11th August 2015 in Lusaka as part of the Commonwealth Oral History Project. The project aims to produce a unique digital research resource on the oral history of the Commonwealth since 1965 through sixty oral history interviews with leading figures in the recent history of the organisation. It will provide an essential research tool for anyone investigating the history of the Commonwealth and will serve to promote interest in and understanding of the organisation. Biography: Chona, Mark, 1935-. Educated at University College of Rhodesia and Nyasaland (now University of Zimbabwe), American University and University of Cambridge. Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Zambia, 1965-68. Special Advisor for Political Affairs to President Kenneth Kaunda, 1968-80. Chairperson of the Task Force on Corruption 2003-05. NOTE: The respondent stipulates that, before 2026, researchers should seek permission from him before citing this interview in their work

Creators: Onslow, Sue (0000-0003-0998-3632) and Chona, Mark and Craggs, Ruth and Namusoke, Eva and
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Subjects: Human Rights & Development Studies
Keywords: Angola, Apartheid, CHOGM, Decolonisation, Democracy, Diplomacy, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Race, Rhodesia (see also Zimbabwe), South Africa, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe (see also Rhodesia)
Divisions: Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Collections: Commonwealth Oral History Project
  • 22 March 2016 (accepted)


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