Missionaries of Africa: Ipusukilo Mission

Missionaries of Africa

Ipusukilo Mission


The Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) founded Ipusukilo mission in 1914, but it did not really get underway until after the conclusion of World War I.  The mission is located on the banks of the Lufubu river in the Luwingu District of Northern Province of Northern Rhodesia (Zambia).  The White Fathers transferred control of the mission to the Salesians (Roman Catholic religious order) in 1986.  The Salesians, in turn, handed the mission over to the local Kasama Archdiocese in 1992. 

The diocese continues to operate the mission, which includes the Ipusukilo mission school.



  • Christian Missionaries and the Creation of Northern Rhodesia 1880-1924 – R.I. Rotberg
  • Salesian Newslink
  • Mark Loomis