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September 1
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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. (Full article...)
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September 2
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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. (Full article...)
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September 3
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Lake Kashiba is situated south-west of Luanshya in Zambia, close to Mpongwe and St Anthony's Mission. Lake Kashiba is the best known of the several small, very deep pools in the Ndola district called "the sunken lakes." They are found in limestone and were caused by the action of water on the rock (Full article...)
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September 4

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. (Full article...)

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September 5
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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.(Full article...)
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September 6
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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(Full article...)
September 7
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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(Full article...)
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September 8
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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 (Full article...)
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September 9
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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 (Full article...)
September 10
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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. (Full article...)
September 11
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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 mission site contains a basic (elementary) and a secondary school. The mission also supports several other basic and secondary Schools. Namwianga also contains the George Benson Christian College,(Full article...)
September 12
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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. (Full article...)
September 13
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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 (Full article...)
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September 14
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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. (Full article...)
September 15
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Kalusha Bwalya is a former Zambian International footballer, footballer coach and former president of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). He is Zambia's second most capped player after Joseph Musonda, second all-time top goalscorer behind Godfrey Chitalu, and is regarded as the greatest Zambian footballer of all time. (Full article...)
September 16
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The Dag Hammarskjöld Crash Site Memorial marks the place of the plane crash in which Dag Hammarskjöld, the second and then-incumbent United Nations Secretary General (1953–1961) was killed on 17 September 1961, while on a mission to the Congo Republic (now Democratic Republic of the Congo). The Site is located 10 km from Ndola, in the Copperbelt Province of Zambia. (Full article...)
September 17
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Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula, sometimes Tukiya Kankasa Mabula, is a Zambian lawyer, educator, administrator and gender issues advocate. She currently serves as the deputy governor, administration at the Bank of Zambia (BoZ), the country's central bank and national banking regulator.(Full article...)
September 18

The Mumbwa Caves are an archeological site in Zambia. The site has yielded artifacts that date from the Middle Stone Age, Late Stone Age and the Iron Age. The Mumbwa Caves are a source of stratified, in situ deposits with faunal and human remains. Mumbwa, with its interior structures, demonstrates the complexity of (Full article...)


September 19
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Mizinga Melu, is a Zambian business woman, accountant, and bank executive. She is the current Chief Executive Officer of Barclays Africa Management, responsible for overseeing the "development of stakeholder relationships with governments, regulators, the Boards and customers" in the subsidiaries on the African Continent, outside of South Africa.(Full article...)
September 20
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Sylvester Mwamba Chisembele (1 March 1930 – 5 February 2006) was an ex-seminarian, freedom fighter and cabinet minister in Zambia's first and second governments. Sylvester began his primary education in Fort Rosebery and in 1942 he entered Lubushi Seminary in the Northern Province where he completed Standard VI.(Full article...)
September 21
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Edward Festus Mukuka Nkoloso was a resident of Zambia. He joined the British forces in World War II, and served as a sergeant in the signal corp. After the war, he became translator for the Northern Rhodesian government. He was also a grade school teacher, and opened a new school, which was purportedly shut down by British authorities.(Full article...)
September 22
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ZESCO United Football Club is a Zambian professional football club based in Ndola that plays in the Zambian Premier league. Founded on January 1, 1974, the club have spent most of their history in the top tier of Zambian football. The club's home ground is the 49,800-seat Levy Mwanawasa stadium in Ndola (Full article...)
September 23
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The Barotse Floodplainalso known as the Bulozi Plain, Lyondo or the Zambezi Floodplain is one of Africa's great wetlands, on the Zambezi River in the Western Province of Zambia. It is a designated Ramsar site, regarded as being of high conservation value.(Full article...)
September 24

Lake Mweru Wantipa or Mweru-wa-Ntipa meaning "muddy lake" (also called 'Mweru Marsh') is a lake and swamp system in the Northern Province of Zambia. It has been regarded in the past as something of mystery, displaying fluctuations in water level and salinity which were not entirely explained by variation in rainfall levels; it has been known to dry out almost completely. Lake Mweru Wantipa is a rift valley lake lying in a branch of the East African Rift, running from the Luapula River to Lake Tanganyika. (Full article...)


September 25
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The tourism industry is a major and growing industry in Zambia and has some of nature's best wildlife and game reserves affording the country with abundant tourism potential. The North Luangwa, South Luangwa and Kafue National Parks have one of the most prolific animal populations in Africa. The Victoria Falls in the Southern part of the country is a major tourist attraction. (Full article...)
September 26
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Alex Chola (5 June 1956 – 27 April 1993) was a Zambian footballer and coach. Voted Zambian Footballer of the Year in 1976, he is regarded as one of the greatest Zambian players in history and is the country’s second highest goal scorer after Godfrey Chitalu.He made a mark at Mufulira Blackpool and Power Dynamos before becoming Dynamos coach and winning the Coach of the Year award in 1992. (Full article...)
September 27
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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...)
September 28
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The W.I.T.C.H. (or WITCH) (acronym for We Intend To Cause Havoc) were a Zambian music rock (Zamrock) band formed in the early 1970s. Widely seen as the most popular Zambian band of the time, Witch were formed during Zambia's golden post-independence days, and were headed by Emmanuel “Jagari” Chanda. (Full article...)
September 29
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Field Ruwe is a Zambian educator, historian, author, and media practitioner currently based in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. In Zambia, Ruwe is known as a radio and television host, entertainer, and entrepreneur. On March 30, 2016, Ruwe signed a book contract with the Oklahoma-based Tate Publishing and Enterprises, LCC for his novel "Crown Jewels." The deal includes Ruwe's future fiction and nonfiction works. (Full article...)
September 30
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The Great East Road is a major road in Zambia and the only highway linking its Eastern Province with the rest of the country. It is also the major link between Zambia and Malawi and between Zambia and northern Mozambique. Terracarta: Zambia, 2nd edition, International Travel Maps, Vancouver, Canada, 2000. (Full article...)