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March 1
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Errol Hickey (11 June 1944 — 26 February 2017) was a businessman, broadcaster, journalist and founder of Radio Phoenix where he served as its Chairman and Director since 1996. He helped pioneer commercial broadcasting in Zambia during the aftermath of Zambia’s return to multiparty democracy. (Full article...)
March 2
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The African leopard (Panthera pardus pardus) is the leopard nominate subspecies native to many countries in Africa. It is widely distributed in most of sub-Saharan Africa, but the historical range has been fragmented in the course of habitat conversion.

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March 3
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Samuel Ndhlovu (27 September 1937 – 10 October 2001) was a Zambian footballer and coach. Nicknamed "Zoom", he led the "Mighty" Mufulira Wanderers to unparalleled league and cup triumphs for almost two decades. Born in Luanshya and moved to Mufulira as a boy when his family settled there. At the age of eight, he formed his own team with friends of a similar age and they played in the streets or any open ground,

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March 4

The Bahá'í Faith in Zambia began in 1952 with the arrival of a British pioneer named Eric Manton. The first local convert was Christopher Mwitumwa in 1954. The number of Bahá'ís in Zambia was estimated at 162,443 in 2000, or 1.70% of the total population, according to Adherents.com. It also ranks Zambia's as the tenth-largest national Bahá'í community in the world in absolute terms, and the fourth-largest in Africa. (Full article...)


March 5
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Lake Tanganyika is an African Great Lake. It is estimated to be the second largest freshwater lake in the world by volume, and the second deepest, in both cases, after only Lake Baikal in Siberia;[3] it is also the world's longest freshwater lake. The name apparently refers to "Tanganika, 'the great lake spreading out like a plain', or 'plain-like lake'.

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March 6
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Zanaco FC is a Zambian football club based in Lusaka that plays in the MTN/FAZ Super Division. They play their home games at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka.Zanaco Football Club was formed in 1978 as a social team by management trainees of Zambia National Commercial Bank. The team was launched at LOTUS INN in Lusaka.

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March 7
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The Lower Zambezi National Park lies on the north bank of the Zambezi River in southeastern Zambia. Until 1983 when the area was declared a national park. The park itself is ringed by a much larger game management area (commonly referred to as GMA); there are no fences between the park and the GMA and both animals and people are free to roam across the whole area. The attraction of the Lower Zambezi park and its surrounding GMA is its remote location.

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March 8

The Bantu languages ( /ˈbæntuː/ ), technically the Narrow Bantu languages (as opposed to "Wide Bantu", a loosely defined categorization which includes other Bantoid languages), constitute a traditional branch of the Niger–Congo languages. There are about 250 Bantu languages by the criterion of mutual intelligibility,The Bantu language with the largest total number of speakers is Swahili; (Full article...)


March 9
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The National Heritage Conservation Commission formally known as Commission for the Preservation of Natural and Historical Monuments and relics (National Monuments Commission) until 29th December 1989 is a governmental body concerned. Untill 1996, the Commission only operated from Livingstone. However, after 1996, it decentralised its operations by opening four regional offices.(Full article...)


March 10
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Fanizani Akuda, also known as Fanizani Phiri, was a member of the sculptural movement usually called "Shona sculpture" although he and some others of its recognised members were not ethnically Shona.Fanizani Akuda, an ethnic Chewa was born in 1932 in what was then Northern Rhodesia. He received no formal schooling and in 1949 he moved to Southern Rhodesia in search of work. This led to employment as a cotton picker, bricklayer, and basket weaver: by 1966 he was working as a farm manager.(Full article...)
March 11
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Ndola is the third largest city in Zambia, with a population of 455,194 (2010 census provisional). It is the industrial and commercial center of the Copperbelt, Zambia's copper-mining region, and capital of Copperbelt Province. Ndola was founded in 1904, by John Edward "Chiripula" Stephenson just six months after Livingstone, making it the second oldest colonial-era town of Zambia. It was started as a boma and trading post, which laid its foundations as an administrative and trading centre today. (Full article...)
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March 12
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Zambia Railways (ZR) is the national railway of Zambia, one of the two major railway organizations in Zambia, which may also be referred to as Railway Systems of Zambia (RSZ). The other system is the binational TAZARA Railway (TAZARA) that interconnects with the ZR at Kapiri Mposhi and provides a link to the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam. The 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) gauge Cape gauge ZR network was built during British colonial rule as part of the vision of the Cape-Cairo(Full article...)
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March 13
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Levy Mwanawasa is a multi-purpose stadium in Ndola, Zambia. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 49,800 people. In 2010, the Chinese government announced that the stadium will be built. The stadium is named after Levy Mwanawasa, the third President of Zambia, serving from 2002 to his death in 2008. The first international game that was played in the stadium was held on 9 June 2012. It was a world cup qualifier between the host nation Zambia and Ghana(Full article...)
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March 14
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Rungano Nyoni(born May 17, 1982) is a Zambian-Welsh director and screenwriter best know for film I Am Not a Witch. Born in Zambia's capital Lusaka, she emigrated to Wales at the age of nine. A graduate of the University of Arts in London, she directed several short films ( The List , Mwansa the Great , Listen ), which won her awards and welcome criticism. Listen ( Kuuntele ) receives the Best Short Film Award at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2015. (Full article...)
March 15
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Mealie-meal is a relatively coarse flour (much coarser than cornflour or cornstarch) made from maize which is known as mieliesor mealies in southern Africa, from the Portuguese milho. The Portuguese had originally brought corn from the Americas to Africa. It is a food that was originally eaten by the Voortrekkers during The Great Trek, but has become the staple diet of Black Africans, because of its ability to be stored without refrigeration, it is (Full article...)
March 16
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Eighteam is a 2014 Spanish/Zambian documentary film written and directed by Juan Rodriguez-Briso. It is based on the true story of the Zambia national football team. The team are commonly known as Chipolopolo - the "copper bullets". The film's name is derived from the fact that 18 players perished in the crash, there were 18 penalties in the final and 18 years between the crash and the final match.(Full article...)
March 17
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Kasanka National Park is a park located in the Serenje District of Zambia’s Central Province. At roughly 390km2, Kasanka is one of Zambia’s smallest national parks. Kasanka’s situation is interesting as it is the first of Zambia’s national parks to be privately managed. The privately funded Kasanka Trust Ltd has taken on all management responsibilities, (Full article...)
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March 18
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Kenya– Zambia relations are bilateral relations between Kenya and Zambia. Zambia is a partner of Kenya in many areas particularly trade, energy and agriculture. Zambia has on numerous occasions accused Kenya of blocking Zambian made goods, particularly sugar. Zambia has on occasion retaliated by blocking all Kenyan made goods from Zambia. (Full article...)
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March 19
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Clementina Mulenga (born June 14, 1989), professionally known as Cleo or Cleo Ice Queen. Celo's love for hip hop began when she was six years old. She began her singing career when she was 11 years old its is believed that's where her passion for the entertainment industry really begun. Cleo was the first Zambian artist to be picked for the Season 2 of Coke Studio(Full article...)
March 20
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Saboi Imboela (born 10 October 1977) is a Zambian singer and political activist. In the late '90s she teamed up with long time friend Barbara Njovu and formed a music duo called Shatel. Her father was Edwin Imboela, a renowned police officer after whom Edwin Imboela Stadium was named. She graduated from the University of Zambia with a Master's Degree in Political Science.(Full article...)
March 21
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Dorika is a fictional character depicted by Bob Nkosha, Zambian comedian, writer, director and actor. She is depicted as a tough-talk woman who did not have an education. In the initial shows, Dorika was referred to as as an illiterate person who could not even speak English fluently. But over the years, she has developed and is able to understand society in a different light. She is able to speak good English, interacts with people at(Full article...)
March 22
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Bangweulu — 'where the water sky meets the sky' — is one of the world's great wetland systems, comprising Lake Bangweulu, the Bangweulu Swamps and the Bangweulu Flats or floodplain. Situated in the upper Congo River basin in Zambia, the Bangweulu system covers an almost completely flat area roughly the size of Connecticut or (Full article...)
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March 23
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Catherine Namugala a Zambian politician. She is the first female Deputy Speaker of the Zambian Parliament.served as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2002 until 2003. From 2003 until 2005, she served as the Deputy Minister for Community Development and Social Services. In 2006, she was re-elected to parliament, representing Isoka East Constituency. Also in 2006 (Full article...)
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March 24
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Yotam Siachobe Muleya (1940 – 23 November 1959) was a long-distance runner who represented Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Muleya broke racial barriers and opened a new era in Rhodesian sport when he beat the famous British four minute miler, Gordon Pirie, by 100 yards in a three-mile race at Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia in December 1958. (Full article...)
March 25
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Kabwe is the capital of the Zambian Central Province with a population estimated at 202,914 at the 2010 census. Formerly named Broken Hill, it was founded when lead and zinc deposits were discovered in 1902. Kabwe also has a claim to being the birthplace of Zambian politics as it was an important political centre during the colonial period.[1] It is an important transportation and mining centre. (Full article...)
March 26
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David Efford Chabala (2 February 1960 – 28 April 1993), popularly known as Efford Chabala was Zambia's first choice goalkeeper from 1983 until his death in a plane crash off the Gabonese coast in 1993 and is Zambia's most capped player, with 108 full international appearances. Born in Mufulira where his father was a miner, the fourth born in a family of 12. He started out as a striker and played for Lubuto Amateur Club (Full article...)
March 27
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The African buffalo or Cape buffalo (Syncerus caffer) is a large African bovine. The African buffalo is not an ancestor of domestic cattle and is only distantly related to other larger bovines. Owing to its unpredictable nature, which makes it highly dangerous to humans, the African buffalo has never been domesticated, unlike its Asian counterpart, the water buffalo. (Full article...)
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March 28
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The common duiker, Sylvicapra grimmia, also known as the grey or bush duiker, is a small antelope with small horns found in west, central, east, and southern Africa- essentially everywhere in Africa south of the Sahara, excluding the Horn of Africa and the rainforests of the central and western parts of the continent. Generally, they are found in (Full article...)
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March 29
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The Mulobezi Railway (once known as the Zambezi Sawmills Railway) was constructed to carry timber from Mulobezi to Livingstone in the Southern Province of Zambia, when the country was Northern Rhodesia. The line uses the 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) narrow gauge, also known as 'Cape gauge', shared by all main line railways in Southern Africa. It takes about 2 days for a train to make the 163 distance from Livingstone to Mulobezi. (Full article...)
March 30
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The Itezhi-Tezhi Dam on the Kafue River in west-central Zambia was built between 1974 and 1977 at the Itezhi-Tezhi Gap, in a range of hills through which the river had eroded a narrow valley, leading to the broad expanse of the wetlands known as the Kafue Flats. The town of Itezhi-Tezhi rests to the north side of the dam. The dam has a height of 62 metres (203 ft), a crest length of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) and forms a reservoir of 390 square kilometres (150 sq mi) (Full article...)
March 31

Baluvale means the Luvale people, also spelled Lovale and also called (in Angola) the Luena or Lwena, an ethnic group in Zambia and Angola. In Zambia they are found mainly in the North-Western Province of Zambia, centred in the town of Zambezi which was previously called Balovale. Some Zambian Luvale have left their ancestral lands for economic reasons and can be found in other locations in Zambia such as Lukanga Swamp. There is also considerable Rural-Urban migration to Lusaka. In Angola they reside in eastern Moxico Province. (Full article...)