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By Sakwiba Sikota His Excellency President Rupiah Bwezani BANDA born on the 19th February 1937, in Zimbabwe (then Southern Rhodesia), will prove to be sui generis. I will leave details of the children and grandchildren he has left behind to others who will write traditional obituaries. All I will say is that he leaves behindContinue reading “LATE PRESIDENT RUPIAH BWEZANI BANDA EULOGY”


Zambia Mourns: H.E Rupiah Banda as a Diplomat

Rupiah Banda was the UNIP’s representative in Northern Europe in the early 1960s,and in 1965 he was appointed as Zambia’s Ambassador to Egypt (the United Arab Republic). While there, he became friends with UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi, and the decision to allow UNITA to open offices in Lusaka at that time has been attributed toContinue reading “Zambia Mourns: H.E Rupiah Banda as a Diplomat”