Zidane goes to Zambia August 6th 2006 “Muzungu!”
I hear this shouted wherever I go. Muzungu is a term that Zambians use for white people. It is not insulting or racist. In fact, it is usually said with a smile, sometimes followed by laughter.
This is something else that gets yelled at me while walking the streets. Apparently Zambians think that I bear a strong resemblance to Zinedine Zidane, a French footba ... read more
Africa » Zambia » Kitwe The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia up... ... read more
Muli shaani? (“How are you?” in Bemba.)
Welcome to Zambia! Or, at least, welcome to a place where you can learn about development in Zambia, get to know Zambia a little and keep up with what I’m doing and my work in Zambia with Engineers Without Borders (EWB).
In an attempt to keep things somewhat organized, let me introduce the broad themes of my postings here:
The Wonderful World of Development
First off, I suppose I should give a quick definition of what development is. Here’s one:
"Creating an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy and creative l... full info