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ALICE LENSHINA AND THE LUMPA CHURCH

Alice Leshina (c. 1919–1978), was the founder of the African prophetic movement referred to as the Lumpa church. A barely literate peasant woman, Alice Lenshina Mulenga, from Kasomo village, Chinsali district, in the northern province of Northern Rhodesia, started the movement among the Bemba, a matrilineal Bantu-speaking people of Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). In 1953,Continue reading “ALICE LENSHINA AND THE LUMPA CHURCH”

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THE SHOCKING HISTORY OF THE BEMBA PEOPLE

By Bashi Malumbo CHAPTER ONEAccording to oral tradition Bembas came from Angola which the Bemba call ‘Kola’. Some call this ‘Kale’. In 1485 while travelling southwest of Congo, the Portuguese found group of people at a place which was called “Bashi”. Nshinga was there chief but after the Portuguese Baptized him he was renamed asContinue reading “THE SHOCKING HISTORY OF THE BEMBA PEOPLE”

Remembrance Sunday

It is worth remembering that the 2 minutes silence acknowledged around the world was in fact begun in Africa. The practice of the Remembrance Sunday silence originates in Cape Town, South Africa, where there was a two-minute silence initiated by the daily firing of the noon day gun on Signal Hill for a full yearContinue reading “Remembrance Sunday”