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Location of Serenje in Zambia

Serenje is a town of Serenje District, Zambia, lying just off the Great North Road and TAZARA Railway. The British, during the time that Northern Rhodesia was a British protectorate, designated Serenje as a BOMA (British Overseas Military Administration). To this day, the locals refer to Serenje Town as the BOMA. Serenje has a railway station on the TAZARA railway. Serenje is approximately 191 km from Kapiri Mposhi on the Great North Road. Mkushi is the district west of Serenje. The Mulembo Falls lie near the town.


The inhabitants of Serenje district engage in subsistence agriculture. Though the area is blessed with rich soils and thick forests, economic development appears to have eluded this Zambian rural outpost.

Serenje is home to the Lala people whose primary language is ciLala. The Lala language, like most languages spoken on the Copperbelt and Central provinces of Zambia, is classified as belonging to the Bemba language group. The Lala people, like most ethnic groups in central and northern and northwestern parts of Zambia, are said to have descended from the Luba-Lunda Kingdom in present-day Congo DRC. Serenje district is constituted by a number of Chiefdoms. These are the chiefdoms of Muchinda, Muchinka, Chisomo, Serenje, Kabamba, Mailo, and Chibale.

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Coordinates: 13°15′35″S 30°14′15″E / 13.25972°S 30.23750°E / -13.25972; 30.23750

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30 news items

Lusaka Times
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:53:06 -0700

A 40 year old man of Kapanda area in Serenje District in Central Province has committed suicide. Gilbert Kalunga of Chief Kabamba's area committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself with a Chitenge material in his house at night. Kalunga's wife ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:06:58 -0700

President Sata recently held a meeting with 12 traditional leaders from Mkushi, Chitambo, Luano and Serenje in Mkushi at Chalata Secondary School on the sidelines of the Ichibwelamushi traditional ceremony. Ichibwelamushi Cultural Association chairman ...


Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:52:30 -0700

SERENJE Central member of parliament Phillip Kosamu says the people of Luano have demonstrated their confidence in the PF by voting for the party's candidate in last Thursday's by-election. Commenting on the outcome of the by-election where PF ...
Lusaka Times
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:27:05 -0700

POLICE in Kabwe have arrested a blind couple for allegedly stealing K15,000 meant for the Blind Skills Farmers' Club in Serenje. The police identified the couple as Isaiah Mushota, aged 56, and his wife Doreen Mando, 44, both of Katondo Township in ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:01:47 -0700

... DEC, in a joint operation with Police in Serenje, has, arrested Reagan Mandona, 33, a businessman of 236 Kakola Road in Roma township in Lusaka, for allegedly cutting and trafficking in the mukula tree contrary to the Environmental Management Act.
Times of Zambia
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:56:15 -0700

THREE hyenas are terrorising residents and livestock in Kabansa area in Serenje District after straying from the Chisomo Game Management area. Serenje District Commissioner Charles Mwelwa said the hyenas were spotted on Monday by residents and ...
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:58:05 -0700

And home affairs minister Dr Ngosa Simbyakula, who officiated at chief Chibale's 17th anniversary ceremony, disclosed that the Food Reserve Agency had so far bought 362, 405 by 50 kilogramme bags of maize in Serenje district, beating the 315,000 bags ...

Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:30:00 -0700

Speaking at the Chief Chibale Traditional Ceremony in Serenje district, MTN Zambia Chief Sales and Distribution Officer Amon Jere said it was important to use mobile banking services for the country to have a financially included population. Mr Jere ...

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