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Zambia, situated on a high plateau in south-central Africa, takes its name from the Zambezi River, which drains almost the whole country. By 1500, the people of Zambia had organized themselves into kingdoms, the largest of these being Chewa in the east, Lozi in the west, Bemba and Lunda in the north. Following European explorations, the British South Africa Company, led by Cecil Rhodes, aimed at exploiting minerals in southern and central Africa and obtained mineral rights from the local chiefs of the areas which later became North-Eastern Rhodesia and Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia. Initially, the two protectorates were administered as separate units, but in 1911 they were merged to form Northern Rhodesia. In the late 1920s, rich underground deposits of copper and cobalt were discovered, and soon after Zambia became the world’s main source of these minerals. In the last years of colonial rule, dance drama was developed for nationalist ends and the Chikwakwa Theatre, based at the University of Zambia, continued to pioneer politically radical popular drama even afterward. Zambia became independent in 1964, but the new country faced many problems, the lack of qualified people to run the country and the lack of infrastructure among them.

Zambia

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Livingstone

Livingstone, also known as Maramba, is located in the extreme south of Zambia and it lies on the bank of the Zambezi River, just north of Victoria Falls. ...

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Lusaka

Lusaka lies at the junction of the Great North Road (to Tanzania) and the Great East Road (to Malawi) and serves as Zambia’s center of commerce and government. ...

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