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Courtesy call by H. E. Grace M.M. Kabwe Ambassador of Zambia


H.E. Mrs Grace M. Mutale Kabwe, Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to the Kingdom of Belgium, Netherlands, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Union, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Kembi-Gitura at the Kenyan Embassy.

The Ambassadors in their meeting acknowledged the existing strong, cordial and collegial relationship among members of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and reiterated that they shall continue to work together. In the meeting a number of issues were touched on, including the future of the ACP group, the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), the ACP-EU relationship and climate change.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:08

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Tribute to a living African Legend: Dr Kaunda; Zambia's founding Father

 Dr Kauda Dr. Kenneth Kaunda was born in Lubwa Mission in Chinsali, Muchinga Province of Zambia into a Christian family.. His father was the Reverend David Kaunda, an ordained Church of Scotland missionary and teacher. He attended Munali Training Centre in Lusaka (August 1941–1943). This is Dr Kenneth David Kaunda, commonly known as KK, the founding father of the Republic of Zambia - the man with passion for peace and freedom in all African countries and even beyond.
Dr Kaunda was a teacher at the Upper Primary School and Boarding Master at Lubwa and then Headmaster at Lubwa from 1943 to 1945. In early 1948, he became a teacher in Mufulira town on the Copperbelt Province of Zambia for the United Missions to the Copperbelt (UMCB). He was an assistant at an African Welfare Centre and Boarding Master of a Mine School in Mufulira. In this period, he was leading a Pathfinder Scout Group and was Choirmaster at a Church of Central Africa Congregation.

He was also for a time, the Vice-Secretary of the Nchanga Branch of Congress. Dr. Kaunda began working for the independence movement as a young man at the age of 25. He travelled throughout the country on a bicycle, and a guitar slung over his shoulder. Singing “Freedom Songs” of his own composition, he helped organize the liberation movement. Since few could read or write, this was a particularly effective method of spreading his message.
The then young Dr. Kaunda thought long and hard about the best way to achieve independence. How could one resist authorities, he wondered, who shot workers simply for going on strike? The biggest problem for him was his belief that, as a Christian, he could not harm other human beings; yet how could the country’s liberation be won without hurting anyone? He found himself between two fires, felt caught between his humanitarian principles and the practicalities of political action.
It was the philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi, shining “like gems in a river of mud,” that came to the then youthful Dr. Kaunda’s rescue. He felt as if light had pierced a dark forest. Dr. Kaunda found the answer to his problem. Using his linguistic skills to appeal to public opinion in former colonial masters Britain or United Kingdom and the rest of the world, Dr. Kaunda won independence for Zambia without resorting to any violence. As he later wrote: “Had we acted on the basis of a blow for a blow, the history of the last days of Northern Rhodesia and the first days of Zambia would have been written in blood.”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:00

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Ambassador Mutale Kabwe happy with Zambia-Belgium relations


ZAMBIAN Ambassador to Belgium Mrs Grace M. Mutale Kabwe has assured King Albert II of Zambia’s commitment to further advance its relations and co-operation toward economic development.
Ambassador Mutale Kabwe said this during her presentation of credentials to King Albert II of Belgium at Chateau de Laeken palace in Brussels yesterday.
She also expressed her unreserved commitment to strengthening the good relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Mutale Kabwe further conveyed best wishes of President Michael Sata to HIS Majesty King Albert II, stressing the need to enhance cooperation in many sectors of development to contribute positively to the country’s development.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:05

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