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February 1
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John Harrison Clark or Changa-Changa (c. 1860–1927) effectively ruled much of what is today southern Zambia from the early 1890s to 1902. Alone and unassisted, he arrived from South Africa in about 1887, reputedly as an outlaw, and assembled and trained a private army of Senga natives, which he used to drive off various bands of slave-raiders. (Full article...)
February 2
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Mansansa (Ukubuta in Bemba) is a Lunda practice where village girls prepare for their adulthood. It is practiced by the Lunda of North-Western Province of Zambia. The age group is between 10 to 14 years old. Parents support the girls by providing them with food, cooking and cleaning utensils and many other things they can use to have a successful event. (Full article...)
February 3
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Kitwe is the second largest city in terms of size and population in Zambia. With a population of 504,194 (2010 census provisional) Kitwe is one of the most developed commercial and industrial areas in the nation, alongside Ndola and Lusaka. Kitwe has both Private and Public schools which include Lechwe School, Mpelembe Secondary School, Kitwe Boys Secondary School, Parklands Secondary School, Mukuba Secondary School, Nkana Trust School and Helen Kaunda Secondary School. (Full article...)
February 4
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Love Games is a Zambian television drama series developed to provide a way for the audience to learn about HIV to promote behaviour change to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. The series is part of the Safe Love campaign by the Ministry of Health, National HIV/AIDS/STI/TB Council, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its Communications Support for Health project. (Full article...)
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February 5
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Dr Joshua Kanganja (10 July 1948 -- 15 October 2015) was former Secretary to the Cabinet. He was a law graduate from the University of Zambia and served in various positions until 2011 when he retired. (Full article...)
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February 6
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Joe ‘The Ambassador’ Chibangu (21 August 1975—3 February 2017) was a Zambian musician, songwriter and music producer. He was one of the pioneers of contemporary Zambian music alongside other artists such as the Black Muntu, Shatel, Jordan Katembula (JK), Chilu Lemba, DaNNy, Mainza and Daddy Zemus.(Full article...)
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February 7
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Numba Mwila (18 March 1972 – 27 April 1993) was a Zambian footballer and member of the national team. He was among those killed in the crash of the team plane in Gabon in 1993. (Full article...)
February 8
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The Victoria Falls Bridge crosses the Zambezi River just below the Victoria Falls and is built over the Second Gorge of the falls. The bridge was the brainchild of Cecil Rhodes, part of his grand and unfulfilled Cape to Cairo railway scheme, even though he never visited the falls and died before construction of the bridge began. (Full article...)
February 9

Sekeletu (c. 1835–1863) was the Makololo King of Barotseland in western Zambia from about 1851 to his death in 1863. He was a son of the King Sebetwane and Queen Setlutlu. He succeeded his half-sister Mamochisane, who had decided to step down from the throne. It was she who proclaimed him new ruler, against the ambitions of Sekeletu's half-brother Mpepe, who unsuccessfully (Full article...)


February 10
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Kaiser Kalambo (6 July 1953 – 18 March 2014) was a Zambian coach and former footballer. He represented Zambia in three African Cup of Nations tournaments and was named Zambian captain in 1980, the same year in which he was voted Zambian footballer of the year. He later coached several club sides in Zambia and Botswana. (Full article...)
February 11
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Shiwa Ngandu (also spelled Shiwa Ng'andu) is a grand English-style country house and estate in the Muchinga Province of Zambia, previously the Northern Province, about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) west of the TAZARA Railway and half-way between Mpika and Chinsali. It was the lifelong project of an English aristocrat, Sir Stewart Gore-Browne who fell in love with the country after working on the Anglo-Belgian Boundary Commission determining the border between Rhodesia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. (Full article...)
February 12
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Fumba Chama known professionally as Pilato, is a Zambian hip hop recording artist from Ndola. The name Pilato written as pilAto is an acronym for, People in Lyrical Arena Taking Over. Born and raised on the Copperbelt Province, pilAto commenced his career as a Poet. pilAto's music is largely broad-spectrum social commentary with generous overtones of contemporary Hip Hop after starting out as a poet Pilato is referred to as the voice of the voiceless,[3] he is known to be a relevant voice in the dispensation of Democracy in Zambia. (Full article...)
February 13
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Kaiser Kalambo (6 July 1953 – 18 March 2014) was a Zambian coach and former footballer. He represented Zambia in three African Cup of Nations tournaments and was named Zambian captain in 1980, the same year in which he was voted Zambian footballer of the year. He later coached several club sides in Zambia and Botswana. (Full article...)
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February 14
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February 15
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February 16
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February 17
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February 18

Macha Mission is a mission station in the Choma District of the Southern Province of Zambia. While it started out as a place to convert the local population to Christianity, it has grown into a community centre with a church, five schools, a hospital and a malaria research centre. Macha Mission began as a Christian mission station in 1906. Hannah Frances Davidson, an American missionary from the Brethren in Christ church, travelled there from Matopo Mission in Southern Rhodesia (present-day Zimbabwe). She was accompanied by two African helpers and Adda Engle, another missionary. (Full article...)

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February 19
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Dr Caleb Mailoni Fundanga is a Zambian economist, who was governor of Zambia's central bank, Bank of Zambia from 2002 to 2011. He was born in Mufulira, but the family later moved to Kabwe in Central Province. His parents were originally Nsofu in Mkushi district. His father was a trader and owned a small grocery, and his mother was a farmer. Some of his achievements include the Banker Magazine Award of “Central Banker of the Year – Global and Africa” at the beginning of 2007 (Full article...)
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February 20
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Kazembe is a traditional kingdom in modern-day Zambia. Southeastern Congo For more than 250 years Kazembe has been an influential kingdom or chieftainship of the Kiluba-Chibemba speaking the Swahili language, a mixture of Arabic and the traditional African language people or Eastern Luba-Lunda people of south-central Africa (also known as the Luba, Luunda, Eastern Luba-Lunda, and Luba-Lunda-Kazembe). Its position on trade routes in a well-watered, (Full article...)
February 21
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Dambisa Moyo is a Zambian-born international economist and author who analyzes the macroeconomy and global affairs. With post-graduate degrees in business, public administration, and economics from American University, Harvard, and Oxford, Moyo currently serves on the boards of Barclays Bank the financial services group, SABMiller, the global brewer, and Barrick Gold, the global miner. (Full article...)
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February 22
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African fish eagle is the national bird of Zambia and appears on the Zambian flag and also on the Coat of arms of Zambia. The African fish eagle's closest relative appears to be the critically endangered Madagascar fish eagleLike all sea eagle species pairs, this one consists of a white-headed species. This species is still quite common near freshwater lakes, reservoirs, and rivers, although they can sometimes be found near the coast at the mouths of rivers or lagoons. As their name implies, (Full article...)
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February 23
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Michael "Cetewayo" Aloysius Tabor better known as Mike Tabor was a writer and a leading radio personality in Zambia. He was born to Grace Hunter and Michael Tabor Sr in Harlem, USA. He attended the St. Aloysius Roman Catholic School on West 132nd Street and Harlem's Rice High School. Tabor became a popular and respected figure in Lusaka and continued writing on politics and culture for various publications. His distinctive voice allowed him to transition into radio and for many years he hosted programs that featured jazz, African and world music on several Lusaka radio stations. (Full article...)
February 24
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Amayenge is a popular Zambian music group. Started by Chris Chali in 1978 in Choma, the band was originally called Crossbones, one of many Zambian acts that had spring up to do gigs based on Rock. Later the band became known as the New Crossbones, after a change in direction, sponsorship and management. In 1996, Amayenge traveled to Whidbey Island, WA, where they met up with Moye Kashimbi, who had left Zambia to marry US citizen, Vernon Huffman, who became Tour Director for Amayenge. (Full article...)
February 25
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The Namwianga Mission was established in 1920 in Kalomo, Zambia under the Churches of Christ with the purpose of teaching the Bible and promoting Christianity. The Namiwianga Mission is also involved in orphan care. The orphanages include Eric's House, for older children and teenagers; Kelly's House, for toddlers; Eleanor's House, for newborns and babies; and the newly constructed Marjorie's House, which will house HIV/AIDS children. Many years the church had supported Roy Merritt and his work as a full-time missionary at Namwianga Mission located in Zambia, Africa. (Full article...)
February 26
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Mirriam Mukape professionally known as Mampi, is a Zambian R&B singer. She also performs kwaito and reggae music. Mampi's first album Maloza was released in 2005. It included the song "Sunshya", which she performed for her first appearance on Television Zambia. Mampi was born Mirriam Mukape on 4 August 1986 she started singing at age of 13 at church services on Sundays. The day she lost her mother that's when life around her started to change. (Full article...)
February 27
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Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-TunyaTonga: the Smoke that Thunders), is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. David Livingstone, the Scottish missionary and explorer, is believed to have been the first European to view Victoria Falls on 16 November 1855 from what is now known as Livingstone Island. The two national parks at the falls are relatively small—Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is 66 square kilometres (16,309 acres) and Victoria Falls National Park is 23 square kilometres (5,683 acres). However, next to the latter on the southern bank is the Zambezi National Park, (Full article...)
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February 28
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Innocent Kalaluka, popularly known as Smooth IK, is a Zambian journalist, radio and TV presenter, and creator of ZNBC's Smooth Talk and Born & Bred shows. Kalaluka was born in Senanga to Likando Kalaluka, a prominent politician and Senanga MP in UNIP government. In 2007 he started Born & Bred, a TV show aimed at promoting local music video production. The show subsequently necessitated the introduction of the annual Born & Bred Awards to award the deserving music videos in various categories. (Full article...)