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Location of Serenje in Zambia

Serenje is a district in Zambia. There is also the town of Serenje 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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21 news items

Times of Zambia
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:56:15 -0700

A FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD girl in Serenje District in Central Province has killed herself after allegedly differing with her parents over her flirting with boys. The girl, a Grade seven pupil, threw herself in a river. Central Province commissioner of police ...
Times of Zambia
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:26:15 -0700

STATE prosecutors have asked the Supreme Court to uphold the nine-month sentence slapped on former Health Deputy minister Solomon Musonda for the charge of causing bodily harm with intent to maim, disfigure or disable a Serenje man. This is in a ...
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 04:48:45 -0700

Malama said the government had tried its best to maintain the road from Serenje to Chinsali. "We are now mobilising resources to carry out a complete overhaul of the road from Chinsali to Nakonde. It's sad that the previous government ignored this ...
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:06:07 -0700

Late in December last year, a grade 11 pupil in Serenje committed suicide and in September, a 12 -year-old boy hanged himself in Kitwe, while in March, a 10-year-old boy cut short his life using the same method. These incidences are just a few of those ...
Times of Zambia
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:29:49 -0700

Mr Chiwala said the agency received designs for the Chingola-Solwezi Road and the Lusaka and Kapiri dual carriage way, widening of the road between Serenje and Nakonde and Chingola-Kasumbalesa, among others. He said designs under the project ...

Times of Zambia

Times of Zambia
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:18:45 -0700

And Police in Serenje have arrested a 22-year-old man who is alleged to have been in a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl and charged him for defilement. The man of Low Density area was alleged to have had carnal knowledge of the girl on March ...
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 07:03:45 -0700

The project will be implemented in six districts, namely, Sinazongwe, Gwembe, Chongwe, Rufunsa, Serenje and Chitambo with a total area of 40,759 km2. According to 2010 census, the six districts have total population of 503,291 people (49% male and ...
Zambia Daily Mail
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:00:00 -0700

The project will be implemented in Sinazongwe, Gwembe, Chongwe, Rufunsa, Serenje and Chitambo and will benefit 115,000 smallholder farmers along the commodity value chain development. The bank says the project comprises three components, which ...

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