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The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in East Africa. Zambia shares borders with eight our countries. Among these countries are Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The capital, center of commerce and administration, is Lusaka. The country’s flag is green with an orange-coloured African fish eagle in flight over three vertical stripes, coloured, from left to right: red, black and orange. Read on to find out 12 interesting facts about Zambia.

. Because of the Victoria Falls’ spray, the forest beside it receives “rain” 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

. If you look at the Victoria Falls’ mist from the correct angle, you will be able to see a circular rainbow. (Of course, all rainbows are really circular, but it is very seldom that we get to see more than the top half.)

. The flag of Zambia was hoisted for the first time at midnight on the 23rd October 1964, symbolising patriotism and the nation’s natural resources.

. Zambia boasts Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall in the world. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and  one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The local currency is kwacha

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Here Are Some 8 Interesting Facts About Zambia You May Not Know

The Republic of Zambia is a landlocked country in East Africa. Zambia shares borders with eight our countries. Among these countries are Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Botswana. The capital, center of commerce and administration, is Lusaka. The country’s flag is green with an orange-coloured African fish eagle in flight over three vertical stripes, coloured, from left to right: red, black and orange. Read on to find out 12 interesting facts about Zambia.

1. Until 1964, Zambia was known as Northern Rhodesia.

2. The country’s name Zambia was taken from the name of the Zambezi River.

3. Zambia’s Lake Kariba was Africa’s largest man-made lake until Egypt’s Aswan Dam was put up in 1971.

4. Lake Kariba is so huge that in certain parts of it, unknowing visitors think they are looking at the ocean.

5. Because Zambia is landlocked, you need to travel 600 miles before you can see any real ocean.

6. Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, was originally planned to hold a mere 200,000 people.

7. Today, Lusaka has a population of roughly 1.5 million.

8. Despite the above mentioned fact, the entire country’s telephone directory is not even one inch thick.

Source: Traveling East

Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri, two pioneering Zambian entrepreneurs putting the country on the global chocolate map

Passion is one of the key ingredients to building any successful business and brand. And, in the world of artisan chocolate making, it is one of the Savanna Premium Chocolate brand’s strongest assets, thanks to founders Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri.

What does your company do?

Savanna Premium Chocolate is a brand of Vanimi Zambia Ltd. We are a bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Lusaka, Zambia. We produce luxury artisan chocolates and other chocolate products for Africa and other international markets.

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From the dream of a cashless Africa to a constantly expanding startup: The Zoona story

Founded in 2009, the Zambian startup Zoona is now in full expansion. Like all venture capital-backed startups, Zoona has been through its fair share of ups and downs. Its founder Mike Quinn gives us his personal account of these decisive steps.

In February 2012, I wrote a lengthy essay called “My Mobile Transactions Story” which detailed my startup journey from stumbling upon founding entrepreneurs Brad and Brett Magrath to closing a $4m Series A venture capital investment. I shared many of the challenges we overcame to achieve that milestone. It’s now six years later and that story is due for an update.

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