Tuesday, July 7, 2015

7 July 2015

Today is Unity Day in Zambia, and my tie spells out the name Z-A-M-B-I-A. "Zambia is a multinational state; its population comprises over 70 ethnic groups. Most Zambians belong to nine major ethnic groups: the Chewa, Tonga, Bemba, Tumbuka, Luvale, Lumba, Lozi, Nkoya and Kaonde. Only two of them (the Bemba and Tonga) have enough people to constitute more than 10% of the country's total population. Unity Day was established to promote the idea of national unity. It aims at fostering solidarity between various ethnolinguistic groups and maintaining the spirit of national unity." (https://anydayguide.com/calendar/2172)

The label on the back of my tie says that Zambia is "The Real Africa."

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