Henry Masauko Blasius Chipembere

Henry Masauko Blasius Chipembere

Politician + Historian
Born Aug 5, 1930
Died Sep 24, 1975

Henry Masauko Blasius Chipembere was a Malawian nationalist who played a significant role in bringing independence from colonial rule to his native country, formerly known as Nyasaland. He died in exile in Southern California, of complications arising from diabetes.… Read More

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1930 Birth Born in 1930.


1954 - 1955 2 More Events
Chipembere resigned his civil service post in order to stand for selection, and in March 1956, aged only 25, he was elected by an overwhelming majority to represent the southern province, along with Chiume for the northern province, Ralph Chinyama, ND Kwenje and Dunstan Chijozi (who was a sympathizer with, but not a member of, the NAC).
1958 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In June 1958, Chipembere, Dunduzu Chisiza and Chief Kutanja, joined with Banda in meeting the Colonial Secretary, Lennox-Boyd, in London to discuss a new constitution for Nyasaland (one which had already been roundly rejected by Nyasaland's governor, Robert Armitage). … Read More
1959 29 Years Old On February 20, 1959, Chipembere addressed a crowd at Ndirande near Blantyre and the crowd threw stones at passing motorists. … Read More


1961 31 Years Old …  Because he was in prison, Chipembere was unable to participate in the constitutional talks which brought about a general election, with full adult suffrage, in August 1961. … Read More
1963 33 Years Old On February 1, 1963, Banda and his cabinet were sworn in, and the recently released Chipembere was given the post of Minister of Local Government. … Read More
1964 34 Years Old Shortly after independence, on 19 August 1964, Chipembere departed to Canada for a conference. … Read More
1965 35 Years Old 1 More Event
On the night of February 12, 1965, Chipembere together with about 200 local supporters moved into Fort Johnston. … Read More
1966 36 Years Old Chipembere spent the rest of his life in exile. He remained in California until August 1966 when he left for Tanzania, then ruled by Julius Nyerere and his African-Socialist Tanzanian African National Union (TANU) party. … Read More
1968 38 Years Old In early 1968, he attempted reconciliation with Banda through Lady Listowel and, through her, Glyn Jones. … Read More
1969 39 Years Old In 1969, Chipembere returned to the US, where he taught at California State University. … Read More


1974 44 Years Old Died in 1974.
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