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May 1

Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. For most countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country.(Full article...)


May 2
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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. (Full article...)


May 3
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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 (Full article...)


May 4
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Rozalla Miller (born 18 March 1964), better known as simply Rozalla, is a Zambian dance music performer. She is best known for her 1991 hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", which was remixed and re-issued several times. Rozalla began performing at a young age in her native Zambia singing in clubs and at events; then at age 13, she was singing on a children's TV show. (Full article...)


May 5
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Sioma Ngwezi National Park is a 5,000-square-kilometre park in the south west corner of Zambia. It is undeveloped and rarely visited, lacking roads and being off the usual tourist tracks, but this may change in the future. Like most national parks it is unfenced allowing free movement of the animals, and it is surrounded by buffer zones where hunting is regulated, called Game Management Areas (GMAs).(Full article...)
May 6
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Chingola is a city in Zambia's Copperbelt Province, the country's copper-mining region. It is the home of Nchanga Copper Mine, a deep-shaft high-grade content copper mining operation, which subsequently led to the development of two open pit operations, Chingola Open Pit and then Nchanga Open Pit. (Full article...)
May 7
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Derby Makinka shown in the picture on the left (born 5 September 1965, in Harare, Zimbabwe, died 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. Makinka played club football for Profound Warriors in Zambia, where he was voted Zambian Footballer of the year in 1989 before moving to Pomir Dushanbe in the Soviet Top League near the end of 1989 after being spotted during their 4-0 win over(Full article...)
May 8

The Roman Catholic Church in Zambia is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome. There are about three million Catholics in the country - about a quarter of the total population. There are ten dioceses, including two archdioceses.The first Catholics in the country were Jesuits who crossed the Zambezi River near Victoria Falls in 1879. Jesuit missions were established among the Tonga in 1902 and at Broken Hill in 1927. (Full article...)


May 9
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Kabange Mupopo (born 21 September 1992) is a Zambian sprinter and football player who won Gold in African Games in September 2015. She is the striker and captain of the Zambia women's national football team, Shepolopolo and is representing Zambia at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics in women's athletics. (Full article...)


May 10
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Keith Shem Michael Mlevhu (14 September 1950 - 5 March 1988) was a Zambian multi-instrumentalist musician, popularly known for his independence song, Ubuntungwa, which was part of his 1976 album Love and Freedom. He started his music career from the time he was still a juvenile and played in a number notable music bands in his formative years on the Copperbelt. (Full article...)


May 11
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Rozalla Miller (born 18 March 1964), better known as simply Rozalla, is a Zambian dance music performer. She is best known for her 1991 hit "Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)", which was remixed and re-issued several times. Rozalla began performing at a young age in her native Zambia singing in clubs and at events; then at age 13, she was singing on a children's TV show. (Full article...)


May 12
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The Zambezi (also spelled Zambeze and Zambesi) is the fourth-longest river in Africa, the longest east flowing river in Africa and the largest flowing into the Indian Ocean from Africa. The area of its basin is 1,390,000 square kilometres (540,000 sq mi), slightly less than half that of the Nile. The 2,574-kilometre-long river (1,599 mi) rises in Zambia and flows through eastern Angola, (Full article...)


May 13
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Levy Patrick Mwanawasa (3 September 1948 – 19 August 2008) was the third Republican President of Zambia. He ruled the country from January 2002 until his death in August 2008. He is credited for having initiated a campaign to rid the country of corruption. Prior to his election, Mwanawasa served as vice-president from 1991 to 1994 whilst an elected Member of Parliament for Chifubu Constituency. (Full article...)


May 14
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Crawford Mandumbwa (born 14 February 1969) is a Zambian multi-talented artist and visual commentator based in Francistown, Botswana where he has taught and lived for most of his recent life. He dabs in fine arts, graphics, photography, multimedia and his new found love - 3D modelling. He was born in 1969 in Zambezi in the North Western Province of Zambia (Full article...)


May 15

Lilian Burton was a white settler who was killed by UNIP activists who were demonstrating against the colonial regime in Ndola. This was during the Cha Cha Cha Uprising in 1960. Before she died from the burns sustained in the attack, she reportedly implored European settlers across the country not to avenge her misfortune by indiscriminately attacking Africans. Her husband Robert Burton echoed the appeal in several heart-rending interviews with the print media after his wife's death. In spite of these appeals, the Lilian Burton atrocity soon turned into the centerpiece of of a raging political storm involving white settlers, African nationalists, colonial and federal authorities in Central Africa and their superiors in England, (Full article...)


May 16
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The four-toed elephant shrew or four-toed sengi is the only living species in the genus Petrodromus, which together with three other extant genera Rhynchocyon, Macroscelides and Elephantulus constitutes the order Macroscelidea. The four-toed elephant shrew is located in Central and Southern East Africa, notably in Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and possibly Namibia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, montane forests, and moist savannas lowland forests. (Full article...)


May 17
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Charles Muyamwa (1 January 1945 — 23 January 2014) was a Zambian musician and radio and TV broadcaster at the Zambia Broadcasting Services (ZBS) from 1965 to 1972. Muyamwa joined the Zambia Broadcasting Services (ZBS) (now ZNBC in 1965 as an announcer on the General Service, now Radio One, but was later inducted to become a news anchor, television presenter and introduced a programme called the Sunday Interview which had a good following. Muyamwa started music at an early stage in Mongu where he was influenced by his uncle to play guitar. (Full article...)


May 18
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Voiceless Woman is the fourth studio album by Zambian recording artist B Flow, released on 24 September 2013 by Money Music Records. For the production of the album, B Flow with various producers on the album. Voiceless Woman is an Afro-pop, reggae and R&B album aimed to educate and bring an end to the high domestic violence rates in Zambia, women being beaten and cheated on by their husbands. A United Nations report cites 5,236 cases of gender-based violence in 2011, including physical, emotional and sexual violence. (Full article...)


May 19
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Amon Simutowe is the first Grandmaster (of the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) or World Chess Federation) from sub-Saharan Africa and the third black chess Grandmaster in history, after Maurice Ashley and Pontus Carlsson. Amon's mother died before his second birthday. While growing up Simutowe played football. He had originally set his dreams on being a striker for the Zambian national football team after playing at the youth level. (Full article...)


May 20

Kanyembo is the principal centre of the population on the Mofwe Lagoon, the largest of several lagoons in the Luapula River swamps south of Lake Mweru, in the Luapula Province of Zambia. It takes its name from its traditional ruler, Chief Kanyembo, one of the senior chiefs of the Kazembe-Lunda under Mwata Kazembe. In the past the incumbent Chief has been promoted to Mwata, and Kanyembo was the site of Mwata Kazembe's capital when it was visited by David Livingstone in 1867. (Full article...)


May 21

Mamochisane (fl. 1850s) was a Makololo Queen who ruled over many people, but especially the Lozi in Barotseland, today's Western Zambia, and was a wife of King Sipopa Lutangu. Her uncle was the king Mbololo. Mamochisane was a daughter of the King Sebetwane, half-sister of Prince Sekeletu and sister or half-sister of Prince Mpepe. She succeeded her father on his death in 1851, as he had intended long before his death, even if she had brothers. She maintained the friendship with the explorer David Livingstone, which had been initiated by her father, giving him permission to visit all her kingdom.(Full article...)


May 22
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Joseph Mulenga Chibangu professionally known as Joe ‘The Ambassador’ Chibangu (21 August 1975—3 February 2017) was a Zambian musician, songwriter and music producer. Chibangu was born on 21 August 1975 in Ndola. He started doing music in 1995 after he was inspired by his late father who was a music producer. He was exposed to public performances at a tender age of 13 when he performed in churches and schools. He is said to have written his first song at the age of 15. (Full article...)
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May 23

Dickson Makwaza (born 15 July 1942 in Mazabuka) is a former Zambian footballer and coach. Nicknamed "Barbed-Wire" due to his tenacity in defence, he is one of the most decorated players in Zambian soccer history and was captain of the Zambian national team that made its first ever appearance at the African Cup of Nations tournament in Egypt in 1974. Makwaza also captained Mufulira Wanderers and was voted Zambian footballer of the year in 1973. He later coached Wanderers and several other club sides. (Full article...)

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May 24
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The United National Independence Party (UNIP) is a political party in Zambia. It governed the country from 1964 to 1991 under the presidency of Kenneth Kaunda, and was the sole legal party between 1973 and 1991. The party was founded in October 1959 as a successor to the Zambian African National Congress, which had been banned earlier in the year. It was initially led by Mainza Chona as ZANC leader Kaunda had been imprisoned, but upon his release from jail in January 1960,(Full article...)
May 25
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O'Brien Siame (born August 25, 1984), better known by his stage names OC Osilliation is a recording artist and Producer from Lusaka, Zambia. He is also the C.E.O of a recording Studio called Obama Records and Entertainment; which has produced four studio albums. Throughout his career, OC has also released several top selling singles, including "Folo Folo", " Wangu ni Wangu", "Wacha Wachema", "Rafiki", and "Last Forever" Which continue to be(Full article...)
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May 26

Susan Nakazwe is the former Mayor of Lusaka, Zambia. She was expelled from her position after meeting with the President of China, Hu Jintao, despite being under party instructions not to. She subsequently left the Patriotic Front party, and joined the Movement for Multi-Party Democracy party. In March 2007, she and city councillor Boniface Musondamwaume was suspended from the PF after she was among Zambian officials who greeted President of China, Hu Jintao, (Full article...)


May 27

Princess Naganda Nakatindi Wina (died 2012) was a member of the royal family of Barotseland, and the first female member of the National Assembly of Zambia.Naganda Nakatindi Wina was born into the royal family of Barotseland, the granddaughter of King Yeta III of the Lozi people. Nakatindi was the daughter of Princess Nakatindi and Induna Yuyi Nganda; one of 11 children. In 2012, she was diagnosed with a heart condition and was transferred to a hospital in Johannesburg. (Full article...)

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May 28
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Leonard Koloko is a Zambian creative writer, visual artist, graphic designer and freelance journalist who writes on entertainment and sport for various Zambian newspapers, magazines, anthologies and the Internet. Since his secondary school days he has contributed numerous editorial letters, children’s stories, poems and feature articles. He attended his primary education from 1971 to 1976 at Luanshya Dominican Convent Primary School where he was also part of the school football team as a goalkeeper. He graduated to secondary school and went to Luanshya Boys Secondary School from 1978 to 1982. From 1984 to 1986 he attained an Art Teachers Diploma from Evelyn Hone (Full article...)
May 29
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The Grant's zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) is the smallest of six subspecies of the plains zebra. This subspecies represents the zebra form of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.Duncan (1992) recognized the Upper Zambezi zebra (Equus quagga zambeziensis Prazak, 1898). Groves and Bell (2004) came to the conclusion that the zebras from West Zambia and Malawi cannot be distinguished cranially and that they differ only slightly from other northern plains zebras. The rather minor size difference does not justify a separate sub-specific status for the Upper Zambezi zebra. Therefore, they combine these zebras with the Grant's zebra (Equus quagga boehmi). (Full article...)
May 30
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The One Hundred Kwacha banknote is a denomination of the Zambian currency. The reverse features the Freedom Statue in Lusaka, the issuing authority of legal tenders in Zambia, in the middle their is the National Assembly, the face value of the banknote in words in the lower left corner, and in numerals in the other three corners and the new printer imprint Giesecke & Devrient at the lower right corner, there is also a Buffalo. The Hundred kwacha notes were introduced by the Bank of Zambia for the first time in 1991. The earliest notes was the second the highest note after the K 500 until May 1996 when new (Full article...)
May 31
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The Standing Orders Committee is a parliamentary committee of the National Assembly of Zambia consisting of the Speaker and seven members appointed by the Speaker at the commencement of every session. The Speaker is the Chairperson of the Committee. The quorum of the Committee is four. Under a parliamentary democracy, Parliament oversees Government administration and subjects its activities to detailed scrutiny on behalf of the electorate. To carry out this important function, Parliament has established parliamentary committees that conduct surveillance on defined areas of Government administration. (Full article...)