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BEMBAS IN ZAMBIA – A SHORT TIMELINE HISTORY

The Bemba tribe migrated into Zambia from the Luba Kingdom (present day Democratic Republic of Congo) during the Bantu Migration, which took place between the 15th and 17th centuries. Legend has it that the chief of the Luba tribe, Mukulumpe, married a woman named Mumbi Lyulu Mukasa who was of the crocodile clan (known asContinue reading “BEMBAS IN ZAMBIA – A SHORT TIMELINE HISTORY”

GAWA UNDI TO GRACE NC’WALA

Paramount Chief Gawa Undi of the Chewa People of Zambia,Malawi and Mozambique is expected to attend this year’s N’cwala Traditional Ceremony of the Ngoni People. The Last time Kalonga GAWA UNDI attended a traditional ceremony for another Ethnic group was in 2018 at the Kuomboka Ceremony of the Lozi speaking People. Paramount Chief Mpezeni andContinue reading “GAWA UNDI TO GRACE NC’WALA”

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”