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Joseph Kalimbwe

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Joseph Kalimbwe (born 25 March 1993 Ndola, Zambia) is a Zambian Youth Leader serving as Chairperson of the Young African Sustainable Development Union [1]. He served as President of the Student Representative Council of the University of Namibia in 2017 [2] [3] becoming the second international student after Francine Muyumba [4] of the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold the position. 

Joseph Kalimbwe
Young African Sustainable Development Union Chair
Assumed office
April, 2018
President of the University of Namibia Student Representative Council
In office
Preceded byFrancine Muyumba
Personal details
Born (1993-03-25) March 25, 1993 (age 25)
Ndola Copperbelt, Zambia
Alma materUniversity of Namibia

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Kalimbwe graduated with a honors degree in Political Science from the University of Namibia. During his time at the university, he was actively involved in student politics and was later elected President of the Student Representative Council. He advocated for university reforms among university students but was later, along with three of his colleagues expelled and suspended from the institution [5] after an attempt to use an student cafeteria at the University's  Windhoek Main Campus [6] [7].

Controversies[edit | edit source]

After the incidence, he was arrested [8] after the university laid criminal charges against him at a student protest on university campus campus. He was released two days later on a $87 bail fee [9].

Youth Activism[edit | edit source]

The Patriot had quoted the incidence of his arrest in an interview as "university taking radical action" [10]. Kalimbwe began to actively engage other young Africans on youth issues after his expulsion from the institution [11]and joined the Young African Sustainable Development Union.

Kalimbwe during a radio interview talking Youth Involvement in National dialogues

Kalimbwe has been speaking out on youth issues, asking to give opportunities to the youths.

Kalimbwe quoted by Commissioner for refugees - Nkrumah Mushelenga - Confidente Newspaper [12].

Sources[edit | edit source]

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  1. http://www.yasdu2018.com. Union Representatives
  2. http://www.unam.edu.na/staff/joseph-kalimbwe. Kalimbwe SRC President
  3. http://zambianeye.com/zambian-elected-namibia-university-students-union-president. Zambian elected namibia university students union president|| Zambian Eye
  4. http://www.informante.web.na/node/7245. Xenophobia plagues Unam SRC polls | Informante
  5. https://www.namibian.com.na/165074/archive-read/SRC-president-expelled-from-Unam. SRC President expelled from Unam|| The Namibian
  6. https://www.namibian.com.na/165072/archive-read/Unam-students-threaten-to-break-into-cafeteria. Unam Students threaten to break into cafeteria|| The Namibian
  7. http://www.informante.web.na/nanso-raps-unam%E2%80%99s-hangula-over-knuckles.19397. Nanso raps unam’s HANGULA OVER knuckles | Informante
  8. https://www.namibian.com.na/165202/archive-read/Unam-SRC-leader-arrested. Unam SRC leader arrested - The Namibian
  9. http://www.nbc.na/src-president. SRC President | | Namibian Broadcasting Corporation
  10. https://thepatriot.com.na/index.php/2017/06/12/joseph-kalimbwe-speaks-out/ Joseph Kalimbwe Speaks Out|| The Patriot
  11. https://www.newera.com.na/2017/11/08/kalimbwe-and-friends-to-tackle-african-issues-in-youth-dialogue/amp/. Kalimbwe and friends to tackle African issues in youth dialogue | New Era Newspaper Namibia
  12. http://www.confidente.com.na/2017/01/peace-and-stability-as-the-pre-request-for-social-economic-development | Peace and stability as the pre-request for social economic development | Confidente