Zambia

Zambia mapAglow Leader: Elizabeth Daka Mbuzi
National Board President

Capital:  Lusaka

Pray:

Nearly every day there are reported cases of violence against women in Zambia in the forms of battery, sexual abuse and exploitation, rape and incest.

  • Pray for a stop to Gender Based Violence in Zambia.
  • Declare that women are treated fairly and honorably.
  • Pray that the culture of Heaven transforms any culture on earth that encourages Gender Based Violence.
  • Pray for government agencies to find workable solutions to change this pattern of violence.
  • Declare that the Church of Zambia arises is glory and strength to bring transformation in the nation.

Proclaim:

  • Zambia shall be a Bread basket of Africa!
  • We decree and declare that the declaration of Zambia as a Christian Nation in the National Constitution’s preamble shall not only be in word but also in deeds in every stratum of society. We decree that righteousness, salvation, fear of God, justice and equity be the hallmark of Zambia.
  • We decree and declare that Aglow Zambia shall continue to bring many into the Kingdom.  Aglow Zambia will continue to experience numerical, spiritual, financial and physical growth in Jesus Name!

Interesting Facts About Zambia

Zambia flagBackground: Multiple waves of Bantu-speaking groups moved into and through what is now Zambia over the past thousand years. In the 1880s, the British began securing mineral and other economic concessions from various local leaders and the territory that is now Zambia eventually came under the control of the former British South Africa Company and was incorporated as the protectorate of Northern Rhodesia in 1911. Administrative control was taken over by the UK in 1924. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration.

The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices, economic mismanagement, and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule and propelled the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) to government. The subsequent vote in 1996, however, saw increasing harassment of opposition parties and abuse of state media and other resources. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems, with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his vice president, Rupiah BANDA, who won a special presidential byelection later that year. The MMD and BANDA lost to the Patriotic Front (PF) and Michael SATA in the 2011 general elections. SATA, however, presided over a period of haphazard economic management and attempted to silence opposition to PF policies. SATA died in October 2014 and was succeeded by his vice president, Guy SCOTT, who served as interim president until January 2015, when Edgar LUNGU won the presidential byelection and completed SATA’s term. LUNGU then won a full term in August 2016 presidential elections.

Government Type: presidential republic

Population: 19,077,816 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%, other 13.8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)

Languages: Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.)

Religions: Protestant 75.3%, Roman Catholic 20.2%, other 2.7% (includes Muslim Buddhist, Hindu, and Baha’i), none 1.8% (2010 est.)

Interesting Facts information from the cia.gov website.  Read more about Zambia

2 thoughts on “Zambia

  1. Gertrude Monga

    I greet you in Jesus name. My name is Gertrude MM MONGA i would like to be a member of Aglow Zambia I reside in Kazungula.

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  2. Suzanne Bardin

    Thank you for your page on Zambia. We have sponsored a wonderful child through World Vision for the past 4 years and this was helpful in knowing the background. How do we help with the projects mentioned?
    Is it through Aglow or directly? Thank you. Sz

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