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Missionary Spotlight – Zambia
May 2001
Zambia

Missionary Spotlight – Zambia

Livingstone planted the seed When Zambia gained independence in 1964, all towns with foreign names were given local names — all, that is, except Livingstone. Zambia’s tourist capital is still named after the great missionary explorer, Dr David Livingstone (1813-1873).   Clearly, Livingstone endeared himself to the people of this part of Africa. In May 1973, on the 100th anniversary of his death, Christians gathered in stadiums across Zambia for church services, to thank God for his life. He did much to stop the cursed slave trade. But he also brought the light of the glorious gospel to the interior of this vast continent. Today,...

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May 2001
Zambia

Missionary Spotlight – Zambia Fact File

Fact File Zambia Area : 290,586 square miles. Population: 10 million. Neighbouring countries: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.(Zambia is landlocked).   Environment : Its tropical location and high altitude yield a subtropical climate. The rainy season lasts from October to April. Over one third of Zambia is forested; the rest is mainly grassland interspersed with trees. The Zambezi River runs between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is famous for the Victoria Falls and Kariba Dam. Big game like elephant and rhinoceros are threatened by poaching. Life expectancy: 37 years. Literacy: 76%. Ethnic groups: Africans (82 ethnic groups)...

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