Chikanda – Let’s Cook With Gloria

Chikanda - Habenaria_plant

TODAY’S RECIPE IS CHIKANDA. Chikanda is mainly eaten by Bembas from Northern Province and Muchinga Province.Chikanda grows naturally in the bushes of Zambia.It looks like small pototatoes. Photo by J.M.Garg - Wikipedia. YOU WILL NEED: 250 grams chikanda 500 grams unshelled groundnuts A pinch of salt,chilly powder and soda. METHOD: Wash chikanda in clean cold water. After that remove from the water and put it on a tray and dry them for a few minutes. Pound the chikanda and sieve as…

Down Memory Lane – Sheila Fitzpatrick

Kitwe town center

I lived in Kitwe from 1967 to 1972 with my husband and two daughters. My third daughter was born there in 1971. We lived on Geddes Street. Got quite nostalgic reading all the names. There were some streets in alphabetical order called after Irish towns and cities. We loved it while we were there and…

Down Memory Lane – Kingston Bookshop, Kitwe

Kitwe City Square-North East view-KitweOnLine

What is where Kingston Bookshop was? Kitwe changes. If you have been gone from Kitwe for over 17 years now, you will find some places have changed their names. Other places have not just changed names and ownership, but also their structural outlook. Do you remember Kingston? Kingston was one of largest distributor of Books…

Bemba Lesson 23: At the Market Place

Learn to Speak Bemba: At the Market Place - Video

Learn to Speak Bemba: At the Market Place – Video This week we present a Bemba Lesson video by 0rphan Medical Network International (OMNI). It is freely available on YouTube. THE SCRIPT: Here are the phrases covered in this video: I want to buy fruit = Ndefwaya ukushita ifitwalo No = Awe Yes = Ee I…

Adorable Lady – A Poem by Denny Moonde

Denny Moonde - kitweonline

A poem by Denny Moonde   Adorable Lady Would you be my valentine? Adorable lady Care for some alcohol free wine Adorable lady Our love can touch the skies Adorable lady What we have first prize, lock eyes Adorable lady You’re my life’s whirlwind Adorable lady Your image on my mind, repeat rewind Adorable lady…

KOMBE to Premier at Kitwe Little Theatre

KOMBE - movie poster - kol

Finally, the long wait is over for a movie made in Kitwe and directed by George Howard Musonda. Written by John Katebe, KOMBE in  is a film about a man who does not treasure his wife as a partner and about what it takes to persuade him to re-examine his views.   KOMBE is a Zambian movie…

Bemba Names for Books of the Bible

Bible in Bemba - kitweonline

One way of learning Bemba words is to look at practical applications. Here is an example of such an application with a list of all the Books of the Bible followed by their Bemba names. OldTestament      Amabuku ya mu Cipingo ca Kale Genesis           Ukutendeka Exodus      …

Laws of Nature in Bemba

Newton's First Law of Motion

A friend received this translation of the Laws of Nature, from a friend of a friend, and forwarded it to me. It is too good not to share: Science taught in Bemba (1) FARADAY’s LAW Whenever there is a change in the magnetic flux linking a circuit, an EMF is produced in that circuit the magnitude…

Kitwe Forum on Facebook

Kitwe_Forum-KitweOnline

What is the Kitwe Forum about? I have had the opportunity to move around Africa over the last few years, and I love the adventure that each new country brings to me, however one of the great difficulties that I, and  am sure everyone else finds is that it is not always easy to find…

Kitwe Bus and Taxi Fares – 2014

Volvo 9900 coach bus

  The following are revised prices to reflect the recent rebasing of the Zambian currency. The new currency is basically three zeros less than the old currency (K1,000 is now K1). The fares are usually adjusted as indicated below, whenever there is an upward movement in the price of fuel: Minibus fares      …

Translators Wanted

Joseph Mwila Bwembya_s - KOL

Zambian Translators International Whatever Zambian Language you speak, there is always going to be someone wanting to learn something or have something translated. Joseph Mwila Bwembya has formed a consultancy firm that will take on translation assignments from far and wide. You can join his team and get assignments wherever you live. That is one…

Crow of a Headless Rooster

Denny Moonde likes to write poems and we enjoy reading them. You might have read his last poem here October 24th.  He has also written other poems that you can read on AnitaPoems.com. Crow of a Headless Rooster is his latest poem. It reflects the mood, particularly at this time of year, for a lot…

Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013 Thank you. Zolani sings Nkosi Sikelel i’Afrika   Read about Why I love Nelson Mandela and My Mother HERE. _________

Video of Kitwe in the 1960s

Kitwe in 1960s video - kitweonline

A Video from the Huntley Film Collection The Huntley Film Archive Collection is a private UK library of documentary film dating back to 1895 and contains varied footage from the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. There are over 80,000 titles. This archive includes, among others, footage from Northern Rhodesia(now Zambia), Southern Rhodesia…

Dr Malata Appointed Professor

Charles Malata

CONGRATULATIONS KitweOnline is proud to announce that Dr Charles Malata has been appointed as a Professor at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, in UK. This follows his outstanding work as a Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Professor Malata has an active academic and clinical research programme. His work has positively impacted clinical practice with the introduction of…

KITWE'S HISTORY

Kitwe Monuments – Mposa mabwe Statue

The story behind Kitwe's Mposa Mabwe Statue On Kitwe’s Matuka Avenue and in the middle of the road, between Chermopharm chemists and Mama Africa shop, there is a real human size stone throwing statue commonly known as Mposa mabwe (“stone thrower”) by the local people of Kitwe.  One may ask why the statue was erected…

Who was Al Malik?

  STORIES BEHIND KITWE STREET NAMES  Have you ever wondered about the story behind your street name? Every street name tells a story. All streets and buildings in Kitwe that are named after people were deliberately named in order to remind us of our rich history. Some streets are named after Sports men e.g. Yotham Muleya Road…