Chalo Chatu:Picture of the day/July 2016

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July 17 - Sun

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David Livingstone

David Livingstone (19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873) was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society and an explorer in Africa, one of the most popular national heroes of late–19th-century in Victorian Britain. He had a mythical status that operated on a number of interconnected levels: protestant missionary martyr, working-class "rags-to-riches" inspirational story, scientific investigator and explorer, imperial reformer, anti-slavery crusader, and advocate of commercial and colonial expansion.

Photo: Thomas Annan
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July 18 - Mon

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Alick Nkhata

Alick Nkhata (1922–1978) was a popular Zambian musician and broadcaster in the 1950s through to the mid-1970s. Nkhata, Zambian Broadcasting Service’s director, formed the Lusaka Radio Band, which was later called the Big Gold Six Band. The band promoted Zambian music, translating original rural recordings into Westernized scored music.

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July 19 - Tue

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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.

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July 20 - Wed

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Simon Kapwepwe

Simon Kapwepwe in the picture was Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe was the first vice-president of Zambia from 1967 to 1970. He was born on 12 April 1922 in the Chinsali district of the Northern Province of Northern Rhodesia (which then included the present day Luapula Province). 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. This party was soon renamed the Africa National Congress (ANC) under the leadership of Harry Nkumbula. Kapwepwe was a member of the national executive and became secretary of the Kitwe Branch.

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July 21 - Thu

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Paul Ngozi Paul Dobson Nyirongo, was a popular Zambian musician. He rose to the top of the Zambian music scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

Paul Dobson Nyirongo, was a popular Zambian musician. He rose to the top of the Zambian music scene in the 1970s and 1980s. He first became popular as the band leader of the ‘Ngozi Family’, a band which made a mark as a top local rock group and was one of the first groups to have its music classified as Zamrock.

He earned his place as a ‘sharp’ social commentator because the themes of his music were usually very close to society’s own lives and therefore easy to relate to.

He is listed at number 81 of the most popular Zambians by The Zambian online newspaper.

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July 22 - Fri

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FINDECO House

FINDECO House is the highest building in capital Lusaka standing at 90 meters high with 23 floors above ground. Construction of the building commenced in 1971 and was completed in 1973.The building is mainly used for commercial offices and is managed by the National Housing Authority.

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July 23 - Sat

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National Heroes Stadium

An aerial view of the stadium of the National Heroes Stadium in Lusaka. It was opened in 2014. The name of the stadium refers to the 1993 Zambia national football team air disaster which took the lives of most of its national football team. It is a multi-purpose stadium and is currently used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of the Zambia national football team. The name of the stadium refers to the 1993 Zambia national football team air disaster which took the lives of most of its national football team. The stadium originally named the Gabon Disaster Heroes National Stadium

Photo: Chabota Kanguya
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July 24 - Sun

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Freedom Statue

Picture of the Freedom Statue along Independence Avenue in Lusaka represents our freedom earned with sweat and blood, sometimes literally. Zanco Mpundu Mutembo, the flesh behind the stone, the statue represents his life cause On December 31 1963, Zanco was ordered to break the symbolic shackles or get shot. Mutembo was born in 1936 in Mbala. He and his twin brother, Arnold, got involved in the political struggle against the colonialists in Northern Province at the age of 18 in 1954.

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July 25 - Mon

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Mafinga Hills

The picture shows the Mafinga Hills situated on the border between Zambia and Malawi. These hills are composed of quartzites, phyllites and feldspathic sandstones of sedimentary origin. This plateau has the highest point in Zambia,2,339-metre (7,674 ft) Mafinga Central.It once formed a formidable barrier between the Northern and Eastern Provinces that few but the best 4-wheel drive vehicles dared to cross, especially during the rainy season. The shortest road link between the two provinces is now eased by the rehabilitation of the Isoka-Muyombe Road, which traverses their lower slopes. As Muyombe is the district capital of the newly formed Mafinga District, any expedition to the Mafinga Hills would be wise to use Muyombe as a starting point (two guesthouses are available).

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July 26 - Tue

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Lusaka

Cityscape photo of Lusaka at night. Lusaka is the capital and largest city of Zambia. One of the fastest-developing cities in Southern Africa, Lusaka is located in the southern part of the central plateau at an elevation of about 1,279 metres (4,195 feet). As of 2010, the city's population is about 1.7 million, while as the urban population is 2.4 million. Lusaka is the centre of both commerce and government in Zambia and connects to the country's four main highways heading north, south, east and west. English is the official language of the city, but Nyanja and Bemba are also common.

photographer: Jason J Mulikita
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July 27 - Wed

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Red-kneed dotterel

A photo of an ancient skeleton which is believed to be of people that lived in the area around Ingombe Illede between 700 to 1100AD. Ingombe Illede is an archaeological site in Zambia, on a hill near the confluence of the Zambezi and Lusitu rivers, near the town of Siavonga close to the Kariba Dam. The name means "the sleeping cow". The site was uncovered in 1960 by government workers. the site was excavated by the archaeologist J.H Chaplin.

Photograph: Isaac Kanguya of NHCC
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July 28 - Thu

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African fish eagle, the national bird of Zambia

The African fish eagle (Haliaeetus vocifer)or – to distinguish it from the true fish eagles (Ichthyophaga), the African sea eagle – is a large species of eagle that is found throughout sub-Saharan Africa wherever large bodies of open water occur that have an abundant food supply.

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July 29 - Fri

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1959: Sir Evelyn Hone's Rolls Royce parked outside Cabinet Office.

Sir Evelyn Dennison Hone, GCMG, CVO, OBE (1911-1979) was the last Governor of Northern Rhodesia, from 1959 until Zambia's independence in 1964.Hone was born in Salisbury (Harare), Southern Rhodesia, on 13 December 1911. After studying at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, Hone entered the Colonial Service and served in Tanganyika Territory, the Seychelles, Palestine, British Honduras and Aden.

Photograph: Haeferl
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July 30 - Sat

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Livingstone Museum

The Livingstone Museum, formerly David Livingstone Memorial Museum and Rhodes-Livingstone Museum, is the largest and the oldest museum in Zambia, located in Livingstone near Victoria Falls. 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.

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July 31 - Sun

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Victoria Falls

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.

Photograph: Chabota Kanguya
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