Mugabe: The last of Africa's 'fathers of independence'

2017-11-17 10:35

At 93, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the last living African head of state to have fought for his country's independence from a colonial power before becoming its leader.

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, leaves hospital

2017-07-23 19:00

Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, has left a hospital after several days of treatment.

UPDATE: Zambian ex-leader KK 'recuperating well in hospital'

2017-07-21 17:59

Zambian ex-President Dr Kenneth Kaunda fondly known as KK was recuperating well at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka, says a statement.

'Dr Kaunda not dead', says office of Zambian commissioner in SA

2017-07-20 17:17

The office of the Zambian high commissioner in South Africa has refuted social media reports that veteran leader Kenneth Kaunda has died.

Kaunda congratulates Zambian president on winning election

2016-08-18 15:29

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has congratulated President Edgar Lungu following his victory in the presidential elections.

Zambian ex-president Kaunda in hospital again

2015-02-04 15:45

Zambia's founding president Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised for an undisclosed ailment, his family says.

Moving speeches from Madiba funeral

2013-12-15 13:50

As former president Nelson Mandelawas buried at his home village of Qunu in Eastern Cape, speakers at his state funeral service reminded Africa to remain united. These were the speeches that moved us most.

Zambian court delays separatists' treason trial

2013-10-03 08:53

The trial of more than 70 Zambian separatists on charges of treason has been postponed after the accused failed to show up in court, a report says.

Namibia donates a house to Kaunda

2013-08-30 10:35

The Windhoek house, a gift by the Namibian government to former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda, is ready and will be handed over soon, a report says.

Zambia's Kaunda discharged from hospital

2012-09-25 19:39

Zambia's independence hero and first president Kenneth Kaunda has been discharged from hospital four days after being admitted with an undisclosed ailment.


PICS: Zambia's Kaunda in 'good spirits' as Zuma visits him in Lusaka

2017-08-05 20:31

President Jacob Zuma has visited Zambia's former president Kenneth Kaunda at his home in Lusaka. According to the presidency, Zuma found Kaunda "in good spirits".

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Obasanjo, Gambia

2017-07-22 09:30

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resumed nationwide rallies, and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has urged African leaders to treat ex-presidents with respect.

African leaders 'treat former presidents like animals', says Nigeria's Obasanjo

2017-07-21 08:32

frican leaders should treat their former presidents with more dignity because currently "we are being seen as animals", former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.

Former Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda, 93, is hospitalised

2017-07-19 17:28

Zambian media say 93-year-old Kenneth Kaunda, the country's independence leader and former longtime president, is hospitalised.

Zambian leader seeks God's help to halt currency freefall

2015-10-19 07:22

Zambia’s president Edgar Lungu has prayed to God to “heal” his country’s ailing currency, with bars shut and football matches cancelled on a national day of prayer to end a record slump.

Ex-Zambian leader Kaunda hospitalised

2014-02-24 12:29

Zambia’s founding father and former president Kenneth Kaunda has been taken to hospital but is said to be in good spirits, the government says.

Kaunda takes dig at apartheid regime

2013-12-15 12:56

Former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda has taken the opportunity to remind the apartheid government of its shameful treatment of Nelson Mandela and his fellow men.

Zambian separatists to answer treason charges

2013-10-02 07:50

More than 70 Zambian separatists are due in court on charges of treason in one of the country’s biggest trials in recent years.

Sata fears food riots over high prices

2013-01-08 08:38

Zambia's president Michael Sata has warned that high food prices could spark riots, which toppled a previous government, as he put pressure on millers to keep prices down.

Kenneth Kaunda hospitalised

2012-09-22 18:00

Zambia's ex-president Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised for an undisclosed ailment, forcing a requiem mass for his late wife to be cancelled.

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