Renowned Zambian Jesuit priest of Irish origin, Fr. Michael Kelly(92) has passed on.
This was announced by Fr Leornard Chiti.
“It is with great sadness and grief of the loss of our companion, Fr Michael J Kelly SJ.”
“Eternal Rest grant unto Michael and may perpetual light shine upon him.”
Fr Leonard Chiti is the First Provincial for the Jesuits of the Province comprising Zambia, Malawi, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Professor Father Michael J Kelly SJ. was born in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland, in 1929.
He studied at University College Dublin and was awarded a B.A. in Maths and Mathematical Physics in 1952, both with first class honours.
He went on to receive a licentiate in philosophy in 1955.
He moved to Zambia and has lived and worked here for over 50 years, becoming a Zambian citizen.
He worked for many years as headmaster of Canisius Secondary School is one of the earliest centres of learning in Zambia. It is located at Chikuni Mission about 10 km east of Chisekesi town in Monze.
Father Michael completed his PhD studies in the area of child and educational psychology in 1974 and subsequently became a senior lecturer and Dean of the School of Education in the University of Zambia (UNZA), in 1975.
He served as pro-vice chancellor and deputy vice chancellor and became professor in 1989.
The pioneering work of the Irish Jesuit, as an educator and a campaigner for HIV and AIDS in his adopted home of Zambia.
He is also a renowned speaker and advocate on HIV and AIDS, and has worked tirelessly to educate and promote safe behaviour among youth and those most at risk in Zambia, throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and much further afield.
He was also active in other policy areas, such as strategies for HIV prevention, and human rights.
A prolific researcher and writer, Father Michael has authored 15 books, and many original research articles.
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MultiChoice Zambia set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March
MultiChoice Zambia is set to air highlights from BBNaija season 5 from Monday, 1 March till Friday, 26 March 2021 on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) at 23:00 CAT.
BBNaija lovers will have another opportunity to relive some of the best moments of the BBNaija Lockdown edition, six months after the epic grand finale which saw Olamilekan “Laycon” Agbeleshe emerge winner. The highlights episodes will also get fans primed and excited for the upcoming Reunion show of the season.
BBNaija continues to be a TV phenomenon in Nigeria and across Africa. The Lockdown edition set the record for the number of votes cast with 900 million votes recorded during the show and over 60 billion impressions on digital. The edition also broke the Showmax live-streaming record, becoming the most-watched live entertainment content ever on the streaming service.
Fans of the reality TV show will enjoy up to 40 episodes, containing their favourite and most memorable moments from the Lockdown edition. BBNaija Lockdown Highlights will air on Africa Magic Urban (DStv channel 153) and Africa Magic Family (DStv channel 154 & GOtv channel 2) from 23:00 CAT till 00:00 CAT daily, available to customers on DStv Premium, Compact Plus, Compact, Family, Access and GOtv Max and Plus.
Unknown criminals in Lusaka steal 48 goats, police say
UNKNOWN criminals in Lusaka West have stolen 48 goats valued at over K23,000 from a kraal.
The criminals are also alleged to have slaughtered three other goats and left the carcass on the scene within the kraal.
Police spokesperson Esther Katongo has since appealed to members of the public who could have information that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects to report to any nearest police.
“Police are investigating a matter of stock theft in which unknown criminals stole 48 goats valued at over K23, 000, property of female adult Allen Mwamba aged 36 of Lusaka West,” she said.
Meanwhile, Police in Kaputa of Northern Province are investigating a matter in which unknown people swindled a woman identified as Scholar Kasikuti aged 23 out of K1, 895 through mobile money.
She said the victim was deceived by unknown person pretending to be an employees of MTN that she was a lucky winner of a sum of K2,000 in an MTN competition and asked her to give them her personal details.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to be security conscious and avoid giving personal or bank details to unknown people running unverified promotions,” Mrs Katongo said.