Zambia Independence DayOct 24, 2020 08:00AM ● By Oga Africa
Happy Independence Day, Zambia! Today we are celebrating this country’s independence from the British, which occurred on October 24th, 1964.
More than 70 tribes can be found in the country. The Bemba group make up a fifth of the population. Other tribes include the Tonga, Chewa, Losi, Nsenga and more. More than two thirds of Zambians in the country live in poverty.
Zambia has a reputation for being a politically peaceful country, as it has managed to avoid a certain amount of turmoil that many newly independent African states experienced. The president, Edgar Lungu, has been in office since 2015.
(President Edgar Lungu)
The country’s capital is Lusaka. In 2019, the population was estimated at 17,381,000.
Nshima is a main component of Zambian cuisine, which consists of ground and mashed maize. It is often paired with a vegetable or two and a meat or protein.
(Nshima with beef)
Victoria Falls, a historic site, is the place where Zambia and Zimbabwe borders. It’s an international scenic extravaganza.
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