History and Culture

Zambia the beloved – happy 50th birthday!

It’s the land of… Nkumbula and Kapwepwe, Nkhata and Lilanda, the Kariba and the Bangweulu, the Mosi-oa-Tunya and the Kalambo!

History and Culture Musings

A question for Zambian historians

The United National Independence Party (UNIP) led the country to Independence in October 1964 under Kenneth Kaunda’s leadership. After quashing and coercing opposition parties led by Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe and Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula in the early 1970s, UNIP became the sole national party, cementing KK’s rule which eventually lasted 27 years. Fast-forward nearly 50 years since Independence and UNIP is nowhere […]