By Sibeta Mundia It has often been argued and debated whether or not Barotseland existed as a sovereign nation state before Northern Rhodesia’s independence in 1964.To answer this question we could look at the Montevideo Convention on Statehood of 1933 which sets out several requirements for Statehood. The prevailing law at the time, viewed ‘States’ as a kind of sui generis legal entity
By Litulu, News, BNFA.INFO Following BNFA’s earlier letter to President Lungu, the BNFA lawyers, Dugué & Kirtley, have challenged him to sign the PCA submission agreement DUGU’ & KIRTLEY AARPICHRISTOPHE DUGU’AVOCATBARREAU DE PARISWILLIAM KIRTLEYAVOCATBARREAUX DE PARIS │WASHINGTON │NEW YORK For the attention of: Mr. Edgar Changwe Lungu President of the Republic of ZambiaState House
By Saleya Kwalombota BAROTSELAND PERSPECTIVE From the facts on the ground, many of us are aware of the importance of the 27th March of 2012. There is no way we could miss how important the date is to us the citizens of the great territory of Barotseland. But while they are some still in the valley of indecision and don’t fully grasp the concept of Independence declaration. We have to
By Mutungulu Wanga, BNFA.INFO The admission of Barotseland to UNPO membership not only puts an international perspective to the territory’s struggle for statehood through UNPO’s connection with the European Parliament and the United Nations, but also places a demand on the people of Barotseland to modernize and speed-up institutional reforms and structures to a level somewhat comparable with
By Saleya Kwalombota 1. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4, 1776. The Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia on July 1, 1776 and voted in favor of Richard Henry Lee’s motion for independence. After a two to three days length of debating and revising the language of a statement drafted by Thomas Jefferson. On July 4, Congress officially adopted the Declaration of
When dawn's comeAnd Barotseland is born Born from the blood of those who paid the ultimate price Our freedom shall be priceless Born from the never-healing scars of torture Our freedom shall be total Born from the pain of amputated limbs Our freedom shall be limitless Born from the sound of breaking bone Our freedom shall be beautiful Born from the betrayal of broken promises Our freedom shall be
By Saleya Kwalombota The right to self-determination has a wide scope. In a cultural sense it covers the right to speak one’s language, to profess one’s religion, to celebrate one’s culture. The right to self-determination also has a political aspect, where a people or nation may have the right to have its own political parties, and have a form of political autonomy. The most known form of
The incarcerated and Zambia treason accused Barotseland Administrator General Rt. Hon. Afumba Mombotwa has charged that he and his three co-accused were moved forcefully under false pretenses by what he termed "negative forces" from Mwembeshi to kabwe’s Mukobeko, Zambia’s most notorious and only prison for those condemned to death. "We want to make it known that Zambia stands for no peaceful

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