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3 African Countries Reportedly With The Same National Anthem

Did you know that these three countries have a national anthem in common? Let us now examine them.

1. Zambia

Their national anthem is "Stand and Sing for Zambia, Proud and Free."

Zambia's national anthem's tune was adapted from the hymn "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika."

Enoch Sontonga, a South African, wrote it in 1897. Unlike Sontonga's lyrics, which refer to Africa as a whole, the lyrics were written after Zambian independence in order to reflect Zambia.

2. South Africa

Their national anthem is "Nkosu Sikelel' iAfrika." That is to say, God bless Africa.

The anthem was written in 1897 by a Methodist schoolteacher named Enoch Sontonga.

The anthem began as a church hymn but evolved into a political statement against the apartheid regime.

3. Tanzania

"Mungu Ibariki Africa," which translates to "God Bless Africa," is the tune of their national anthem.

The anthem is a Swahili rendition of Enoch Sontonga's popular hymn "Nkosu Sikelel' iAfrika."

The song's author is unknown. The early version used by the African National Congress, however, was created by Samuel Mqhayi and Enoch Sontonga.

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