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Kenneth David Kaunda (28 April 1924 – 17 June 2021), also known as KK, Africa’s Gandhi, was a Zambian politician who served as the first president of Zambia from 1964 to 1991. He was at the forefront of the struggle for independence from British rule. Dissatisfied with Harry Nkumbula’s leadership of the Northern Rhodesian African National Congress, he broke away and founded the Zambian African National Congress, later becoming the head of the United National Independence Party (UNIP). He was the first president of the independent Zambia. In 1973 following tribal and inter-party violence, all political parties except UNIP were banned through an amendment of the constitution after the signing of the Choma Declaration. At the same time, Kaunda oversaw the acquisition of majority stakes in key foreign-owned companies. The 1973 oil crisis and a slump in export revenues put Zambia in a state of economic crisis. International pressure forced Kaunda to change the rules that had kept him in power. Multi-party elections took place in 1991, in which Frederick Chiluba, the leader of the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy, ousted Kaunda.

KK Day kit unveiled

By SANDRA MWILA – LUSAKA Fitness Club has unveiled the kit to be used for the Ken­neth Kaunda (KK) Day Marathon with Tour­ism Minister Rodney Sikumba stating that the event will help the country celebrate the founding father’s legacy.The Kenneth Kaunda Day Marathon set for April 28 is aimed at celebrating the life and legacy […]

Constipated nationalism: ingredient for chaos, divisions, stagnation (Part 1)

By GUNSTON CHOLA – CONSTIPATED nationalism, as being peddled by proponents of the “resurrection” of the defunct Barotseland Agreement, is a probable ingredient for chaos, divisions and stagnation in the land.Already, the Lamba Lima Royal Council and the Lamba Lima Swaka Association of Zambia have fired a salvo and warned of serious consequences should the […]

‘Umodzi Kumawa’ end of year joke – Nevers

By NAMWINGA MWINGA – MMD president Nevers Mumba has described the formation of ‘Umodzi Kumawa’, as an end of the year joke and has cautioned Zambians not to tolerate groups bent on fueling anarchy.Dr Mumba said groups such as ‘Umodzi Kumawa’ should not be entertained.The former Republican vice-president said Zambians should be steadfast in believing […]

‘AfCFTA implementation to unlock Africa’s economic potential’

By ANDREW MULENGA – THE Government says the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will provide an opportunity for the continent to unlock its economic potential.Sports and Youth Development permanent secretary in charge of youth Kangwa Chileshe said during the second Inter-Generational Dialogue (IGD) Forum on ‘peace and security being a catalyst […]

Speaker roasts Mundubile over Parley outburst

By JAMES KUNDA – SPEAKER of the National Assembly Nelly Mutti has admonished leader of the opposition in Parliament Brian Mundubile for exhibiting conduct likely to bring the decorum of the House into disrepute.Ms Mutti said she was shocked by how Mr Mundubile vented out emotional anger on Second Deputy Speaker of the House Frank […]

Zambia out to defend COSAFA crown

By RONALD CHAWE – COPPER Queens’ assistant coach Florence Mwila says morale among the players is high, a sign that the team will defend the COSAFA Women’s Cup whichgets underway in South Africa today.In an interview before departure at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) yesterday, Mwila said the target was to defend the title […]

Mystery Plane Carrying Gold, Weapons, Cash Lands in Zambia

[New Times] Zambian Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) intercepted an aircraft carrying five million dollars in cash and over 100kg of suspected gold at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport near the capital Lusaka, according to several sources.

Gold gate: KKIA top cop nabbed?

By TIMES REPORTERS – A SENIOR police officer has become the latest suspect to be arrested in the scam involving two planes found with suspected gold and US$5.7 million cash at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (KKIA) in Lusaka a fortnight ago.This brings the total number of suspects that the Drug Enforcement Commission has arrested […]

DEC seizes $5.7m, ‘fool’s gold’

By JAMES KUNDA – TEN people were on Monday detained by the Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) after it seized US$5.7 million, 602 suspected gold bars, firearms and ammunition in an operation at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka. Read more

A golfer, a tree for KK

By SHAMAOMA MUSONDA – THE Zambian golf fraternity will today be out on the course in the KK Golf Day at their various golf clubs with each player expected to plant a tree after the game in honour of Zambia First President Kenneth Kaunda.The Zambia Golf Union (ZGU) said yesterday that all clubs around the […]

‘Reflect on KK’s life, contributions’

By TINKERBELL MWILA, JOSEPH BANDA and MUNAMBEZA MUWANEI – THE Government has declared today, April 28, as a public holiday to commemorate Kenneth Kaunda Day with a call on all the citizens to reflect on the life and immense contributions that the late founding father made. Read more

‘Zambia’s democracy is role model’

By CHUSA SICHONE – ZAMBIA stands in pole-position, as a role model to other African countries when it comes to up-holding the tenets of democracy; conducting free, fair and transparent elections.Recently, this nation conducted the seventh successful peaceful transition of power in August 2021, which ushered in the United Party for National Development (UPND) under […]

Consolidating Zambia-China ties vital

By Foreign Policy and Economic Research Correspondent – Zambian diplomacy has been very “busy” in recent times. Following the visit of the US Secretary of the Treasury, Ms Yellen, in January, another distinguished lady, US Vice President Harris, will be welcomed at the end of this month. At the same time, the African Chapter of […]

Consolidating Zambia-China ties vital

By Foreign Policy and Economic Research CorrespondentZambian diplomacy has been very “busy” in recent times. Following the visit of the US Secretary of the Treasury, MsYellen, in January, another distinguished lady, US Vice President Harris, will be welcomed at the end of this month.At the same time, the African Chapter of the International Democracy Summit […]

Going back to green (part 1)

Green Conversations with Misheck Mhango – When did it start? To the best of my recollection, it began creeping up on us small farmers in the 80s but really picked up speed in the 1990s, sweeping through the land and consuming everybody like an uncontrollable, high-wind bush fire in tinder-dry savannah.By the close of the […]

Fuel pump prices increase

By CHUSA SICHONE-THE Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has increased the pump prices of petroleum products between K1 and K3 for petrol, diesel, kerosene and Jet A-1 per litre effective today.The ERB upwardly adjusted the petrol price to K1.57, diesel to K1.22, kerosene to K3.17 and the retail price of Jet A-1 at the Kenneth Kaunda […]

Livingstonia Synod Hold Kenneth Kaunda Memorial Service

[Nyasa Times] The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) in the Synod of Livingstonia on Wednesday morning conducted a memorial service for late Dr Kenneth Kaunda , former president of Zambia whose father migrated from Malawi.

Kenneth Kaunda – State Funeral Underway

[East African] Zambia will hold a state funeral on Friday, July 2, for founding President Kenneth Kaunda, who died aged 97 after being taken ill.