In the course of a week here in Zambia we had a huge celebration…and a major loss. Zambia first celebrated 50 years of Independence during which everyone came together to show their love and pride in their country. I was quite impressed and was happy to be here during this "Golden Jubilee" celebration. But, then, just a few days later the country lost their leader, President Michael Sata . It’s been an interesting couple of weeks as the country has gone into national mourning. Tomorrow will be a national holiday as the late President is buried and a mass is held in his honor. But, again, the country has come together to honor the President in a peaceful way which is a strong testament to the character of the Zambian people.
|President Michael Sata.|
|Zambia celebrates 50 years of Independence.|
|Zambia mourns the loss of the President (ladies in black).|