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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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ serenje District chiefdom

External links[edit]

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

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Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Sat, 02 May 2015 17:55:34 -0700

SERENJE Central Member of Parliament Phillip Kosamu has commended President Edgar Lungu for continuing with developmental projects in the area left by his predecessor late president Michael Sata. And Mr Kosamu has called on Patriotic Front (PF) ...

Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America
Thu, 21 May 2015 23:22:30 -0700

It was sold to Chinese and Congolese buyers there, according to Friday Katombi, an intelligence officer in Serenje who led the investigation. At least 10 local poachers were supplying the ivory trader, Katombi said, though they haven't been arrested ...


Mon, 11 May 2015 07:10:30 -0700

We are very strong and very much on the ground and the party in Serenje is very united. When a few people leave, that's a democratic right that they have,” Chali said. “What we are saying is that people are free to leave and people are free to come. So ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Sat, 23 May 2015 03:18:45 -0700

A 42-YEAR-OLD man of Serenje has committed suicide after allegedly axing his wife to death because she embarrassed him at a bar by bragging that she had beaten him up, Central Province deputy commissioner of police Edwin Bwanga has said.
Lusaka Times
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:41:58 -0700

Serenje District Patriotic Front (PF) Chairperson Mwape Musonda has refuted claims by PF District Secretary Best Mambwe that the members of the ruling party in Serenje Central Constituency have serious and deep internal wrangles. In a press statement ...

Lusaka Times

Lusaka Times
Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:27:14 -0700

A fortnight ago, PF Serenje District Secretary Best Mambwe alleged that Mr Kosamu influenced former PF Constituency Secretary Robertson Chitimbwa, Monica Malama former District Publicity Secretary for women and Noble Katebe to join the Rainbow party ...

Zambia Daily Mail

Zambia Daily Mail
Wed, 06 May 2015 15:30:00 -0700

A 43-YEAR-OLD man of Serenje in Central Province is nursing serious wounds in Serenje District Hospital after dogs bit his genitals and leg. Geoffrey Mwansa said from his hospital bed that he was bitten by three bull dogs in Luombwa Farm Block where he ...

Times of Zambia

Times of Zambia
Mon, 18 May 2015 11:22:30 -0700

The Serenje magistrate court has convicted 33 Ethiopians, a Zimbabwean and a Zambian for participating in Smuggling of persons into the country. This is contained in a statement issued by Immigration department public relations officer Namati Nshinka.

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