Africa Union to honour Dr. Kaunda

Zambia’s First Republican President Kenneth Kaunda is this weekend expected to be honored by the African Union (AU) for his contribution to the liberation of Southern Africa.

Dr. Kaunda is one of the founding fathers of what used to be called the Organization of African Unity (OAU) which led to the liberation of the African continent.

Zambia’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Susan Sikaneta said honoring of Dr. Kaunda will be part of the activities to celebrate 50 years. of the African Union existence from inception when it was called the OAU. Sikaneta said the honoring of Dr. Kaunda will be a great honor for Zambia.

The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday 25th May which is Africa Freedom Day during the Golden Jubilee celebrations.

Dr. Kaunda is expected to address the gathering on the topic, ‘ Back in time’. and will also address an African youth and children’s integration forum. He was in the forefront of the efforts to liberate all of Africa serving as the President of the Pan African Freedom Movement for East, Central and Southern Africa.

And President Michael Sata is tomorrow, Thursday, May 23, 2013 expected in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the AU 50 celebrations and 21st ordinary session of the African Union which is scheduled to take place from 25th to 27th of may 2013 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The summit will be held under the theme “Pan Africanism and African Renaissance’ is aimed at celebrating Africa’s past, present future  and to energies Africa’s population to accelerate the agenda of Pan Africanism and Renaissance in the 21st century in tandem with NEPAD.