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July 1
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July 2
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July 3
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July 4
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July 5
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July 6
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July 7
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July 8
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July 9
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July 10
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Lily Tembo (November 20, 1981 – September 14, 2009), professionally known as Lily T, was a Zambian musician, radio presenter, journalist and charity worker who had won national acclaim with her 2004 debut album Lily T. (Full article...)


July 11
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Nchelenge District is a district of Zambia, located in the Luapula Province. The capital lies at Nchelenge. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 111,119 people. Nchelenge is one of the ten districts of the Luapula province in Zambia. It is located north of the Luapula province and is 290 km away from Mansa, the provincial capital. The district has a total surface area of 4.793 square kilometers (60% land, 30% water and 10% swamps). (Full article...)
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July 12
The dam as seen from Zimbabwe
The dam as seen from Zimbabwe

The Kariba Dam is a hydroelectric dam in the Kariba Gorge of the Zambezi river basin between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The dam stands 128 metres (420 ft) tall and 579 metres (1,900 ft) long.The dam forms Lake Kariba which extends for 280 kilometres (170 mi) and holds 185 cubic kilometres (150,000,000 acre·ft) of water. (Full article...)


July 13
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Alice Lenshina was a Zambian woman and self-appointed "prophetess" who is noted for her part in the "Lumpa Uprising", which claimed 700 lives. Lenshina founded and led the Lumpa Church in 1957, a religious sect that embraced a mixture of Christian and native beliefs and rituals. The Lumpa Church rejected the authority of any "earthly government", it refused to pay taxes and it established its own tribunals. Shortly after Zambia became independent under President Kenneth Kaunda, she and her followers were engaged in the so-called "Lumpa Uprising". (Full article...)


July 14
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Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula (1916 – 8 October 1983) was a Zambian nationalist leader who assisted in the struggle for the independence of Northern Rhodesia from British colonialism. He was founders of Zambia’s first native political party, the Northern Rhodesia African National Congress founded in 1948. The party was first led by Godwin Mbikusita Lewanika. He was born in the village of Maala in the Namwala District in Southern Province. He was the youngest of three children and the only son.Nkumbula received his early formal education at Methodist mission schools and in 1934 completed Standard VI at the Kafue Training Institute. He then taught in Namwala District for several years. (Full article...)


July 15
Photo of Lewis Changufu appearing in the Zambia Daily Mail after his death.

Lewis Changufu (October 1927 - 27 April 2016) was a Zambian politician, freedom fighter and the chief architect and co-ordinator of the Cha Cha Cha Uprising at the height of political campaigns to rid the country of British colonisation.Changufu’s roots can be traced to Chief Mwamba’s area in Kasama where he was born in October 1927. That is where he started his school, going up to standard six after which he could not go to secondary school following the ban on his entire class from doing so by education authorities in the district after failing to do certain chores despite having written their exams. (Full article...)


July 16
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Gerald Phiri (born 6 October 1988) is a Zambian sprinter who runs 100m and 200m. Born in Mufulira, Zambia in 1988, Phiri went to the United Kingdom at a young age. He attended Abbeydale Grange School in Sheffield and trained with City of Sheffield Athletics Club in South Yorkshire. He achieved the 3rd fastest under-17 100m time in the UK (10.51 seconds) at the age of 16. He represented the UK as a sprinter until he started competing for Zambia in 2009. (Full article...)


July 17
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Henry Nkole Tayali (22 November 1943 – 22 July 1987) was a multi-lingual Zambian fine artist, sculptor, printmaker, raconteur and lecturer. He has been described as Zambia's most famous painter, and most revered and pre-eminent artist. He was born on 22 November 1943 to Edward Nkole Tayali (1914–1995) and Esnati Mumba Tayali (née Chola, 1923–1963) in Serenje, a town near the site of the Nsalu 12,000-year-old rock and cave paintings. (Full article...)


July 18
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Alexander Grey Zulu (born 3 September 1924) is a retired Zambian politician and freedom fighter. He is the last Secretary General of the UNIP. He was one of the 75 members of the National Assembly from 1964 until 1968 who constituted first Cabinet of Zambia elected in January 1964. (Full article...)


July 19
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Brian Mumba Kasoka Bwembya (born November 12, 1986) known as B Flow, is a Zambian dance hall artist, social justice advocate, part-time radio presenter, peer educator and owner of Chant-It-On Music & Media. He is also the current Chairperson of the HIV/AIDS and Social Commentary (HASC) committee of the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM). The stage name B Flow was inspired by numerous praises from people who loved his 'flow'. (Full article...)


July 20
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Paul Chilupe Banda (born June 17, 1989), better known as Just Slim is a Zambian singer, songwriter, Music producer and disc jockey. Paul is an activist of positive living with HIV/AIDS and Ambassador to the Brothers for Life Campaign in Zambia. He made his debut with a single Me which was released on December 1, 2010 along with another single Wachelwa released on the same date and both featured in an MTV documentary entitled Me, Myself and HIV.(Full article...)


July 21
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Reverend Paul Bwembya Mushindo (born 1896) was a Zambian minister of the church, teacher, writer and politician. He translated the Bible from English to Bemba language. He was born in 1896 in Chinsali District and Both his mother and father were members of the Bemba royal family. His father Mr Mushindo was a first nephew of Chiti Kafula, one of the important members of the Bemba royal household. His mother, Kapolyo Mwaba was the daughter of Chief Mwaba Kabundi of the Ngulube clan in the Bemba district of Nkulungwe. (Full article...)


July 22
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James Sakala is a Zambian songwriter, producer and afro-jazz/Kalindula musician from Mkushi. Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on 17 October 1983. his family moved to Zambia and settled in Fikolwa area at Kabati Village in Mkushi where he grew up and completed his education. It was here that he started expressing himself through music (Full article...)
July 23
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Chishala Chitoshi popularly known as Gesh Groove is a Zambian MC, radio/TV presenter and producer. He is also the founder of Flava FM, a radio station based in Kitwe. Chitoshi did his first half of primary school in the UK and finished upper primary school at Itawa Primary School in Ndola when his family moved back to Zambia from the UK. He first debuted on ZNBC's Radio 4 as a presenter during his summer break from law school in 1993. From 1999 to 2006 he was radio presenter on Radio Phoenix. (Full article...)
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July 24
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Irene Chirwa Mambilima is the Chief Justice of Zambia, in office since 2015. Prior to her appointment as Chief Justice, Mambilima was the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia. In this position, she presided over Zambia's 2006, 2011 presidential and parliamentary elections, and the January 2015 presidential by-election. Mambilima's appointment as Chief Justice was unanimously ratified by the Zambian Parliament in February 2015, making her the country's first female Chief Justice (Full article...)
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July 25
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Lewanika (1842–1916) (also known as Lubosi Lewanika or Lewanika I) was the Lozi Litunga (king or paramount chief) of Barotseland from 1878 to 1916 (with a break in 1884-5). A detailed, although biased, description of King 'Lubossi' (the spelling used) can be found in the Portuguese explorer Alexandre de Serpa Pinto's 1878-1879 travel narrative Como eu atravessei a África (How I Crossed Africa, in English translation). (Full article...)
July 26
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The southern white rhinoceros or southern square-lipped rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum), is one of the two subspecies of the white rhinoceros. As of late December 2007, the total population was estimated at 17,460 southern white rhino in the wild, making them by far the most abundant subspecies of rhino in the world. Southern white rhinoceros near threatened, has been introduced to suitable habitats in Zambia (Full article...)
July 27

Benjamin Bwalya Jnr (25 August 1961 – 9 February 1999) was a Zambian footballer and coach. Bwalya was the son of soccer administrator Benjamin Bwalya Snr and the elder brother of celebrated former Zambian player Kalusha Bwalya. Mufulira Blackpool in 1978 where it was quite a challenge playing alongside names like John Lengwe, Simon Kaushi and the player he admired the most, Alex Chola. His young brother Kalusha would follow to watch him play and he eventually joined Blackpool as well. (Full article...)

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July 28
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Chipata is the 5th developed City in Zambia, behind Lusaka, Ndola, Kitwe and Livingstone, it's population is 455,783. Chipata is the capital of the Eastern Province of Zambia. Having a Town, a Modern Market , a Central hospital, shopping Malls, University,Colleges and a number of schools, Chipata is the business and administrative hub that serves the region. (Full article...)
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July 29
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Nchelenge District is a district of Zambia, located in the Luapula Province. The capital lies at Nchelenge. As of the 2000 Zambian Census, the district had a population of 111,119 people. Nchelenge is one of the ten districts of the Luapula province in Zambia. It is located north of the Luapula province and is 290 km away from Mansa, the provincial capital. The district has a total surface area of 4.793 square kilometers (60% land, 30% water and 10% swamps). (Full article...)
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July 30
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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 may resemble the bald eagle in appearance; though related, each species occurs on different continents, with the bald eagle being resident in (Full article...)
July 31

The Bemba language, ChiBemba (also Cibemba, Ichibemba, Icibemba and Chiwemba), is a major Bantu language spoken primarily in north-eastern Zambia by the Bemba people and as lingua franca by about 18 related ethnic groups, including the Bisa people of Mpika and Lake Bangweulu, and to a lesser extent in Katanga in the DRC, Tanzania, and Botswana. Bemba is the most spoken indigenous language in Zambia. The Lamba language is closely related and some people consider it a dialect of Bemba. (Full article...)