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“Live in This Moment” – A Love Song by Kakou

It is not every day that we come across a song that has so much back story and tugs at your heart strings. "Live in This Moment" is such a song. A debut song by London-based Kakou hits all the right notes. It is a serene love song that celebrates love between two people. It comes as no surprise that it was selected for inclusion on the Ballers (Season 2, Episode 2) - a hit American TV show - sound track. It will resonate with many hearts across the world. We look forward to more music from Kakou.

It is not every day that we come across a song that has so much back story and tugs at your heart strings. “Live in This Moment” is such a song. A debut song by London-based Kakou hits all the right notes. It is a serene love song that celebrates love between two people. It…

SOTAMBE Documentary Film and Arts Festival in Kitwe – September 2016

SOTAMBE COMMON ENDEAVOURS

The SOTAMBE Documentary Film & Arts Festival (SOTAMBE DFAF) is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization that is organized in the Copperbelt Province in collaboration with the Department of Development Studies at the Zambia Catholic University and the Kitwe Little Theatre. This year’s festival is the third edition in the Copperbelt and it is happening…

Copperbelt Province Statistics

Copperbelt Province Statistics

Zambia’s mineral rich Copperbelt continues to reveal new deposits of other precious metals. The population of its ten districts is now approaching 2.5 million people. Lufwanyama and Mpongwe are the largest districts. Mpongwe boasts some of the region’s largest commercial farms. The following figures are based on the 2015 Population Census figures: Table 1 District…

Kitwe – Before and After Photos_1

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Kitwe City/Kaunda/Coronation Square – 24 November 2014 Kitwe has changed over the years. Photographs are an interesting way to show and compare these changes. If you are visiting Kitwe after some time, you will notice how congested the town centre has become. This is one reason the City Council has laid out plans to open up land across…

Kitwe’s War Memorial

Kitwe War Memorial

An Empty Grave(Cenotaph) at Kaunda Square There was no Facebook, Twitter or other Social Media, so the civic leaders of Kitwe City Council carved a message in stone in the middle of Kaunda Square(formerly known as Coronation Square). A cenotaph was erected outside the Kitwe Civic Centre when it was still located in what is now…

What I Got for Christmas

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When I was a little boy, my father and mother never gave me a Christmas present. Nobody in my village got Christmas presents. Not even the chief. If you think my parents did not love me, it is because you did not know Bana Bwembya and Bashi Bwembya the way I knew them. No. It…

Mutondo House, Then and Now

KITWE CHANGES What is Mutondo house now? Just in between the Kitwe Civic centre and ZIBSIP College, is a two-storey building laced with copper rails around its entrance. If you go further inside you would notice that all door handles are made of pure copper. Mutondo house was the name of this massive former ZCCM…

The First Time I Saw a Dead Body

South African daisy -Osteospermum_ecklonis

Letters From a Retired Miner – 12 I want to talk about what happened one day when I went to visit my son in Kitwe. My son Bwembya has given me a granddaughter. Her name is Maria Fostina Bwembya. I am very proud of her. I was looking forward to seeing her with her brother…

My Last Year at Kitwe Boys High School – 1964

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REFLECTIONS LEADING TO MY LAST YEAR AT KITWE BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL 1964 Scholar occupation of the newly built school took place in 1957 with the then head master Mr J Hall. Initially the school was a co-education one, with building of the proposed Girls’ High School, next door, having been ‘completed’ in 1959 but it was only…

Kitwe Soccer Legends – Jericho Shinde

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A Meeting With Jericho Shinde   One of Zambia’s most creative Midfielders of the 1980’s, Jericho Shinde lives a quiet life now after having coaching stints at Nkana, Kabwe Warriors and Kalulushi Modern Stars. This writer caught up with Jericho at a restaurant in Kitwe’s heavy industrial area. The place used to be a post…