Mansa

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Mansa

Mansa

Mansa is the capital of Zambia´s northeastern Luapula province right at the border to the DR Congo. It has got a population of around 40.000 people, a Shoprite supermarket, a gas station, schools and the provincial government, but in the end Mansa feels just like a village, like a huge dispersed settlement. There is a lot of agriculture in the province, down the Valley of Luapula River, which is a headstream of mighty Congo River, and up to Lake Mweru – especially the inevitable maize, which is mixed with boiling water for the national dish Nshima. The many rivers and lakes of the area also make fishing an important commercial factor. A lot of NGOs are based in Mansa, providing support to many people and communities in this scarcely developed part of Zambia. Weiterlesen

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Let the African children learn!

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Let the African children learn!

Let the African children learn!

Am Strand von Samfya am Bangweulu See trafen wir eine Gruppe Erstklässler, die sich gut eine Woche vor den Ferien auf einem Schulausflug befanden. Es waren Schüler einer Grundschule in Mansa, der Hauptstadt der Luapula-Provinz im Norden Sambias, nur wenige Kilometer westlich von Samfya. Die Schule wird betrieben von der „Let the African children learn Association“ (LACLA), einer durch Spenden finanzierten australisch-sambischen Partnerschaft. Weiterlesen