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October 1
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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...)
October 2
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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...)
October 3
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Kafue National Park is the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km² (similar in size to Wales or Massachusetts). It is the second largest park in Africa and is home to over 55 different species of animals.The park is named for the Kafue River. It stretches over three provinces: North Western, Central and Southern. (Full article...)
October 4
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Godfrey Chitalu (22 October 1947–27 April 1993) was a Zambian footballer who scored more than 100 goals in all competitions in 1972, more than Gerd Müller's total in 1972 and Lionel Messi's total in 2012, both of which are often referred to by journalist as "world records". He was aslo selected by CAF as one of the best 200 African footballers of the past 50 years in 2006. (Full article...)
October 5
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Lukanga Swamp is a major wetland in the Central Province of Zambia, about 50 km west of Kabwe.Its permanently swampy area consists of a roughly circular area with a diameter of 40 to 50 km covering 1850 km2, plus roughly 250 km2 in the mouths of and along rivers discharging into it such as the Lukanga River from the north-east (Full article...)
October 6
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David Kaunda National Technical High School is a Government Boarding School in Zambia situated in woodlands Prospects Hill or main off Burma Road, along Yotamu Muleya road initially founded in the year 1934. It was erected by students and was named after the father to the first republican President of Zambia Reverend David Kaunda. (Full article...)
October 7
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Lulu Haangala also known by her married name Luyando Haangala Wood is a Zambian media and communications consultant, TV personality, local government-certified Master of Ceremonies and is also US Embassy Zambia Youth Ambassador, Pizza Hut Zambia and Samsung Zambia Brand Ambassador and the founder of #WeKeepMoving Foundation(Full article...)
October 8
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The Luangwa River is one of the major tributaries of the Zambezi River, and one of the four biggest rivers of Zambia. The river generally floods in the rainy season (December to March) and then falls considerably in the dry season. It is one of the biggest unaltered rivers in Southern Africa and the 20,000 square miles (around 50,000 square kilometers) that make up the surrounding valley are home to abundant wildlife. (Full article...)
October 9

The Tonga language, Chitonga, of Zambia also known as Zambezi, is a Bantu Language primarily spoken by the Tonga people who live mainly in the Southern and Western provinces of Zambia. The Tonga speaking inhabitants are the oldest Bantu settlers, with the Tumbuka, a small tribe in the east. There are two distinctive dialects of the Tonga, Valley Tonga and Plateau Tonga.(Full article...)


October 10
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Mongu is the capital of Western Province in Zambia and was the capital of the formerly-named province and historic state, Barotseland. Mongu is situated on a small blunt promontory of higher ground on the eastern edge of the 30-kilometre-wide Barotse Floodplain of the Zambezi River running north-south, which in the wet season floods right up to the town.

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October 11
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Maureen Nkandu is a Zambian international journalist and communications expert. She began her career at ZNBC at the of aged 18. Born in 1968 in Lusaka to Faxon Nkandu and Grace Chakulunta. She was influenced by her father Faxon Nkandu, former News Editor of the Times of Zambia (Full article...)
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October 12

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...)

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October 13
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Godfrey Malumo Siamusiye is a cross country and track and field runner from Choma. He has competed in the Olympics in 1992 and 1996. He was also NCAA Division I Cross Country National Champion in 1995 and 1996. He was a member of the 1995 Arkansas Razorback cross country National Champion team. He coached from 2006 to 2012 as the head cross country coach at Shiloh Christian School in Springdale, Arkansas. (Full article...)
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October 14
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Northern Province is one of Zambia's ten provinces. It covers approximately one sixth of Zambia in land area. The provincial capital is Kasama. The province was divided making a new province called Muchinga Province which has taken the Eastern districts of Northern Province and Chama district to form Zambia's tenth province. (Full article...)
October 15
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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. He joined the civil service in 1970 and served in several positions among them Director at Zambia Institute of Legal Education (ZIALE) and Principal National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA). (Full article...)
October 16
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The Livingstone Museum, formerly David Livingstone Memorial Museum and Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, is the largest and the oldest museum in Zambia, located in Livingstone established in the 1934 as the David Livingstone Memorial Museum. The museum has exhibits of artifacts related to local history and prehistory, including photographs, musical instruments, and possessions of David Livingstone, the explorer and missionary. (Full article...)


October 17
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Cecil John Rhodes was a British businessman, mining magnate and politician in South Africa, who served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896. An ardent believer in British imperialism, Rhodes and his BSA Company founded the southern African territory of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe and Zambia), which the company named after him in 1895.

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October 18
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Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Sotho: Musi oa Thunya [Mosi wa Tunya] "The Smoke Which Thunders"), is an UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to one half of the Mosi-oa-Tunya — 'The Smoke Which Thunders' — known worldwide as Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ comes from the Kololo or Lozi language and the name is now used throughout Zambia (Full article...)
October 19
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Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe was the second vice-president of Zambia from 1967 to 1970. Born on 12 April 1922 in the Chinsali district of the Northern Province of Northern Rhodesia. Due to his dissatisfaction with the policies of the colonial Northern Rhodesian government, he became a founding member of the Northern Rhodesian African Congress in 1948. (Full article...)
October 20
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Mainza Mathias Chona was a Zambian politician and diplomat. He served as Vice President of Zambia between 1970 and 1973 and Prime Minister on two occasions: 25 August 1973 to 27 May 1975 and 20 July 1977 to 15 June 1978. He was also the Secretary General of the ruling party, UNIP between 1978 and 1981. He also held various government positions, including Justice Minister (1964–1968) (Full article...)
October 21
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Elijah Haatuakali Kaiba Mudenda was a Zambian politician. He served as Prime Minister of Zambia from 27 May 1975 to 20 July 1977. Mudenda was born in Macha, in the Choma District of Southern Province. He went to school at Munali Secondary School, Makerere University and the University of Fort Hare On May 27, 1975, President Kenneth Kaunda named Mudenda as the Prime Minister after Mainza Chona resigned. (Full article...)
October 22
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Rhodesia is a historical region in southern Africa whose formal boundaries evolved between the 1890s and 1980. Demarcated and named by the British South Africa Company, which governed it until the 1920s, it thereafter saw administration by various authorities. It was bisected by a natural border, the Zambezi.(Full article...)
October 23
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The Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, also known as the Central African Federation (CAF), was a semi-independent federation of three southern African territories – the self-governing British colony of Southern Rhodesia and the British protectorates of Northern Rhodesia and Nyasaland between 1953 and 1963.(Full article...)
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October 24
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Today Zambia celebrates 52 years of independence. Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia on 24 October 1964, with Kenneth Kaunda as the first president. At independence, despite its considerable mineral wealth, Zambia faced major challenges. Domestically, there were few trained and educated Zambians capable of running the government, (Full article...)
October 25
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Chelenje House was the residence of Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia's first republican president, from 13th January 1960 to 27the December 1962, When he shifted to government house. House no. 394 was the hub of political activity. Major emancipation crusades such as the constitutional Conference of 1960 and the Cha Cha Cha campaigns were coordinated when (Full article...)
October 26
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The Luapula River is a section of Africa's second-longest river, the Congo. It is a transnational river forming for nearly all its length part of the border between Zambia and the DR Congo. The Luapula drains Lake Bangweulu and its swamps into which flows the Chambeshi River, the source of the Congo. There is no single clear channel connecting the two rivers and the lake, but a mass of shifting channels, lagoons and swamps, as the explorer David Livingstone found to his cost. (Full article...)
October 27
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Zambia has several major indigenous languages, all of them members of the Bantu family, together with English, which is the official language and the major language of business and education. Zambia is widely claimed to have over 72 languages, although many of these might be better regarded as dialects. (Full article...)
October 28
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Rajan Mahtani is a Zambian business magnate who is Chairman of Finance Bank Zambia Limited, a medium-sized banking unit in Zambia. On 13 April 2015, Mahtani agreed to surrender his claim over the Zambezi Portland Cement Factory, which its minority shareholder 'the Ventriglias' had taken over by force on 7 April 2015. (Full article...)
October 29
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Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda (born 1944) is a Zambian politician and former military figure. In 1993, he became Vice President of Zambia under Frederick Chiluba's administration. He begun his early schooling in Kitwe at Kitwe Main School. He later attended Buseko and Kawama Primary schools in Kitwe. (Full article...)
October 30
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Kebby Sililo Kambu Musokotwane born May 1946 was a member of the United National Independence Party (UNIP) and one of the closest allies of former President Kenneth Kaunda. He was educated at Monze Secondary School, Livingstone Teachers College, and the University of Zambia. He then served as a school teacher and college lecturer before entering politics. (Full article...)
October 31
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Lake Kariba is the world's largest man-made lake and reservoir by volume. It lies 1300 kilometers upstream from the Indian Ocean, along the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Before Lake Kariba was filled, the existing vegetation was burned, creating a thick layer of fertile soil on land that would become the lake bed. (Full article...)