Lusaka home from home: Fr Prof Michael Kelly (right) with former Zambian president Kenneth Kaunda and Dr Charlotte Scott (wife of the current deputy president) at the Irish Ambassador's St Patrick's Day party earlier this month

Unlikely as it might seem, on the surface, Lusaka is a home from home for Fr Prof Michael Kelly. Born almost 84 years ago in Co Offaly, he grew up (...)

Most Zambians are sympathetically disposed towards former president Kenneth Kaunda – the man who led them to independence. Photograph:  Tony Karumba/Getty Images

It was a long way to Tipperary then, and it still is. Even so, when Kenneth Kaunda led Zambia to independence in 1964, it was from Tipperary that h(...)