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." 

Full Speech

Mary Livingstone: in the footsteps of the other explorer

The Daily Telegraph, 18 September 2012

Julie Davidson explains why the wife of David Livingstone deserves recognition for her own feats in uncharted Africa.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

David Livingstone played a major role in Zambia – British Envoy

Zambian Eye, 29 February 2012

British High Commissioner to Zambia, James Thornton says David Livingstone played a major role in Zambia and being the first European to view the Victoria Falls makes his life significant to Zambians and the world at large. Mr. Thornton was speaking at the official launch of David Livingstone Bicentenary 2013 at Livingstone Museum in the tourist capital on 29 February 2012.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Zambia: Livingstone to host 200th David Livingstone celebrations in 2013

19 Jan 2012 : TravelComments.com Official Blog 

The Zambian town of Livingstone is going to host a festival to celebrate bicentenary of its founder David Livingstone between March and October 2013.

Read more ...

Livingstone: Bicentenary Festival

20 Jan 2012:  inamibia.co.za

Next year it will be 200 years since the birth of David Livingstone, who was born in Blantyre, Scotland, on March 19, 1813.

Read more ...

Livingstone to host festival to celebrate bicentenary of its founder 

19 Jan 2012 : South African Tourism Update Online

Read more ...

Govt to launch L/stone tourism declaration

10 January 2012 by Davies M.M Chanda, Times of Zambia

Livingstone will also join the rest of the world in celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish explorer David Livingstone in 2013.

Read more ...

Victoria Falls 'are a spectacular sight'

6 January 2012 : Scott DunnTailormade Luxury Holidays News

One of the highlights of any luxury holiday in Zambia is the amazing sight of the imposing Victoria Falls. The spectacular landmark is widely known as the "greatest known curtain of falling water" and it is easy to see why.

Read more ...

David Livingstone Memorial Set for March 2013

26 December 2011 : Times of Zambia

ZAMBIA and the rest of the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Scottish explorer, David Livingstone in March 2013.

Read more ...

 


 

 

Copyright © 2011-2017 Peppercorn Publications. All rights reserved.

Created for The Livingstone Initiative (incorporating The David Livingstone Bicentenary & The Livingstone 2013 Initiative)

The Livingstone Initiative is a not-for-profit organisation and a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland with company number SC552793 and having its registered office at 56-66 Frederick Street, Edinburgh EH2 1LS.

 

www.livingstoneinitiative.org   |  www.livingstone2013.com

 

Logos: Livingstone 2013 Initiative, The Bird Exchange, Livingstone Zambia-Scotland Medical Exchange and ASCP logos © Belinda Hodge

All Rights Reserved