Below are items of news about The Livingstone Initiative, especially at the time of the David Livingstone Bicentenary & Livingstone 2013 initiative (2011–2014), which have appeared in the press or been released by The Livingstone Initiative.
HRH The Princess Royal meets the Bicentenary Committee
Livingstone, 28 September 2012
At a Reception to celebrate The Queen's Diamond Jubilee held at The Livingstone Museum in Zambia today, The British High Commissioner to Zambia, HE Mr James Thornton, presented members of the David Livingstone Bicentenary Committee to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
From right to left: The British High Commissioner to Zambia, HE Mr James Thornton; HRH The Princess Royal, Princess Anne; Belinda Hodge; Fred Mwendapole; Jocelyn Mutinta; Vivian Chikuti.
LSE Annual Fund support for David Livingstone conference
As part of the School’s commitment to the African Initiative, the Annual Fund is supporting a conference in Zambia as part of a series of events worldwide marking the bicentenary of the birth of explorer David Livingstone. Organised by the International History department and the Livingstone Museum, in conjunction with the Livingstone-Zambia 2013 events committee,Imperial Obsessions will take place between 19 – 21 April in the Zambian city near Victoria Falls that bears the explorer’s name.
Scotland, Africa Fete Explorer Livingstone on 200th
By Ian MacKenzie, Reuters, EDINBURGH |
(Reuters) - Scotland's National Museum raised the curtain this week on celebrations marking the bicentenary of the birth of the country's most renowned African explorer, David Livingstone, in conjunction with museums in Malawi and Zambia.
Visit Zambia in 2013, when the country will be celebrating the bicentenary of Scottish explorer and missionary, David Livingstone.
The Ultimate Travel Company, October 2012
The year 2013 marks 200 years since the birth of David Livingstone, who was born in Blantyre, Scotland, in 1813. He went on to become famous for his expeditions in Africa as a medical missionary and was the first European to set eyes on the Victoria Falls in the mid-1850s, which he named after Queen Victoria. The town of Livingstone, in turn, was named after him.
Her Royal Highness, Princess Anne, addresses Members of Parliament at the National Assembly of Zambia
The following is an extract from the speech given on 28 September 2012, during the official visit to Zambia of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.
Princess Anne, said about the forthcoming David Livingstone Bicentenary:
"The ties between the United Kingdom and Zambia are long-standing, strong and historic.
The first European to see the Victoria Falls was David Livingstone. He did much to bring Christianity to what is now Zambia. He is of course still remembered in the name of one of Zambia’s great towns, which I visited earlier this week. Plans are afoot to celebrate his bicentenary next year in Zambia, in the UK, and in Malawi."
Honouring a Great Explorer
Cape Argus Travel, 19 May 2012
THE ZAMBIAN town of Livingstone is going all out to celebrate the anniversary of DavidLivingstone, the explorer and missionary who was born 200 years ago next year.
Envoy hails preps for Livingstone bicentenary
By Edwin Mbulo, The Post, Zambia, 01 March 2012
THE David Livingstone Bicentenary 2013 committee has planned a students medical exchange between Scotland and Livingstone to celebrate the life of the famous missionary and explorer. And British High Commissioner to Zambia, James Thornton, says though David Livingstone is a forgotten figure in the UK, he was a superstar in the Victorian Age.
Given Lubinda Says Government Believes In The Benefits Of Tourism
Zambezi FM Radio, 29 February 2012
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism says Government believes that there are tremendous socio-economic benefits that accrue from tourism development. Mr Given Lubinda says the developments include wealth creation, foreign exchange earnings, revenue generation, as well as rural development. He said this in a speech read on his behalf by Ministry Of Foreign Affairs and Tourism Ambassador Peter Kasanda at the official launch of David Livingstone Bicentenary 2013 at Livingstone Museum yesterday.
David Livingstone Bicentenary 2013 officially launched
29 February 2012, Lusaka Times, by Zanis
Foreign Affairs and Tourism Minister Given Lubinda has said there were tremendous socio-economic benefits that accrue from tourism development such as wealth creation, revenue generation and rural development among others. Mr. Lubinda said government supports efforts of the private sector which are aimed at sustaining the growth of the tourism industry in the country. He said this in a speech read for him in Livingstone today by Foreign Affairs and Tourism Permanent Secretary Ambassador Peter Kasanda during the official launch of David Livingstone Bicentenary 2013.
David Livingstone played a major role in Zambia – British Envoy
Zambian Eye, 29 February 2012
Bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone celebrated with a Festival
by SA Tourism news
Next year it will be 200 years since the birth of David Livingstone, who was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on March 19, 1813. He went on to become famous for his expeditions in Africa as a medical missionary and was the first European to set eyes on the Victoria Falls in the mid-1850s, which he named after Queen Victoria. The town of Livingstone, in turn, was named after him.