Partisan Electioneering should take place after the Transition and not Now – Saleya Kwalombota

I am prompted to express my views and understanding of political philosophy on declaration of independence theory and how the will of the people is cardinal, which wishes, the BRE as an institution frustrated six Months after receiving people’s mandate to implement the 2012 BNC resolutions. These views follow some published suggestions by a group calling itself Bulozi Naha yaluna whose mission statement is not very well known. Declaring of independence and attaining it however, are quite diffe...


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After 11 months of intense negotiating the Barotseland Agreement 1964, Sir Mwanawina III, Foresaw Future Problems - Saleya

File: Kenneth Kaunda started to abrogated the Barotseland Agreement 1964 18 months after it was signed Barotseland was the only region of Zambia that had a clear right to establish a regional government and “this right preceded the birth of the Republic of Zambia and is, therefore, not bestowed on Barotseland by Zambia.” Barotseland had its own challenges prior to the signing of the Barotseland Agreement 1964 (BA64); One group including the Litunga opposed the uniting of the soon-to-be indep...


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The Afumba led Barotseland Civil Government must be supported by all to speed up our Independence – Saleya Kwalombota

My brothers and sisters, in as much as we all seem to have very good ideas aimed at bringing much needed political independence to our beloved Barotseland, we must realize that as long as we keep avoiding facing the reality that we need the civil Barotseland government in place other than the Kuta (traditional government under BRE setup), there will be lack of patriotism and the sense of belonging in our independence struggle.  Why do we continue to pretend? Let's face the real reason for the ...


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Part I: Saba-Saba Parentage of Zambian Independence - Mbikusita Lewanika, the Unsung Founding Father

Mbikusita Lewanika PART I: SABA-SABA PARENTAGE OF INDEPENDENCE A Reflection on Mbikusita Lewanika, Founding President General of the Northern Rhodesia African Congress and King of Barotseland Unsung Founding Father Zambia’s independence history needs to be reviewed to appreciate that it was achieved by ideas and efforts of more than one person, generation and organization. The current situation may be likened to doctoring the Biblical Exodus story by giving all credit to Joshua and none t...


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Release Those in Prison because of Barotseland Agreement - Rev. Fr. Chanakila Muyunda

Rev. Fr. Chanakila Muyunda Dear Brothers and Sisters, In few days time we will be celebrating the golden jubilee of our Country Zambia. It is a historical fact beyond reasonable doubt that Zambia is a Unitary State, formed by the union of two territories, namely Northern Rhodesia and Barosteland. History teaches us that Sir Duncan Sandys on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government-United Kingdom, Sir Mwanawina Lewanika on behalf of the Barotseland Royal Establishment and Dr. Kenneth Kaunda Prime ...


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Freedom of Independence Vs. Freedom of Dependence by Lindunda (La Mulonga) Wamunyima

Finally, the much awaited historic 24th October is finally here this week. Allow me space in your wonderful paper to celebrate in a unique way with the readers this very important day. Since 1964 when Zambia was pronounced independent from the British colonial rule the day has been recurrent yearly, just like any other important anniversary. However, this year the recurrence brings along with it the much thought after Golden Jubilee Celebrations of independence in the minds of most Zambians. ...


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Release People Arrested In Connection with Barotseland and the Creation of Zambia - Mongu Diocese Bishop

“The continuous denial of the place of Barotseland in the making of Zambia as a nation is robbing her of its beautiful history” Mongu diocese Bishop Evans Chinyemba, Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI), has demanded the release of people arrested in connection to the history of Barotseland and the creation of Zambia, Oblate Radio Liseli reports. The bishop has demanded the release of all political prisoners arrested in the country and in ‘Western Province, connected...


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  • mateakalemwa 25.10.2014 09:13
    50 years of stealing power by fraud one day they will pay for this if god is alive.....how can they claim our land king lewanika ...

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  • Lineki 23.10.2014 11:34
    MR Maano be sincere and wise to understand how the KING and Kuta functions on matters of importance like the Barotse Self detarmination.

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  • Maano 23.10.2014 06:32
    But, how long must Barotseland continue with this so called peaceful advocacy: No meetings, no campagns, no posters, no songs ...

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  • Kabisoi 23.10.2014 05:14
    Sandimbelile, I don't know who you are but the way you write it is clear that you are in deep denial stage of the realities in ...

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  • Kabisoi 23.10.2014 04:56
    Oooooh! What a beauty, I never knew this history. This is very wonderful indeed. I wish all Zambians and Barotzis could read ...

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  • mukombwe wa mafisa 22.10.2014 19:37
    christian nation in crisis full of higgled piggled polititians.

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  • Maano 22.10.2014 14:12
    Barotses, this is a clarion call: Wake up! Surely, 50 years of colonisstion at the hands your neighbours: The Black Colonialists ...

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  • Sandimbelile 21.10.2014 06:33
    Kwa undi wa nyangela kaufela Let me encourage you to take the next General and Primary elections seriously. Exercise your constitutional ...

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  • Sandimbelile 21.10.2014 06:18
    Bo Kwalombota I agree with you in many of your views. We differ on the house of Parliament issue. The people who represent Western ...

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  • Sandimbelile 21.10.2014 05:52
    Did you talk to the Litunga lately? Did he really tell you he is for total independence, or you are putting Words in his mouth?

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  • Kabisoi 21.10.2014 04:50
    Actually the 50 years of independence are for Northern Rhodesia not Barotseland. How do you celebrate 5o years of marriage when you ...

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  • mukombwe wa mafisa 20.10.2014 20:24
    zambia never fought british for independece ,there was no weapons by zambia ,only welfare associations that grew into ANC with ...

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  • mukombwe wa mafisa 20.10.2014 20:15
    ALL these turmoils were coursed by KK for his greed of power,abrogatin g Barotseland agreement 1964,in 1969,even forsaken the litunga ...

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Every Mondays and Fridays at 17:00hrs to 17:15hrs, let’s commit Barotseland in prayer. The Lozis in the Army and police working with our foes, you can say your prayers silently in your hearts. God has already answered our prayer so we need to thank him as much as we can.

I am prompted to express my views and understanding of political philosophy on declaration of independence theory and how the will of the people is cardinal, which wishes, the BRE as an institution frustrated six Months after receiving people’s mandate to implement the 2012 BNC resolutions. These views follow some published suggestions by a group calling itself Bulozi Naha yaluna whose mission statement is not very well known.

Declaring of independence and attaining it however, are quite different.

Sometimes, a state wishing to achieve independence from a dominating power will issue a declaration of independence; the earliest surviving example is Scotland's Declaration of Arbroath in 1320.  Barotseland issued her own independence declaration on 27th March, 2012 at the Barotseland National Council, the highest policy making body and was mandated by the Litunga, King and ruler of Barotseland territory.

In Barotseland, democratic system existed long before it became part of the world's democracy vocabulary today. It is imperative for liberation groups to have common objective while holding on to different strategies. People should understand that this is not time for being partisan.  Political parties will come into formation at the later stage, towards the end of transitional period to elect people mandated leaders through the democratic ballot process. The liberation groups’ leaders are not the ones to blame for misguided approach to 2012 BNC resolutions' implementation, but the council's failure to choose a transitional government right there and then.  Therefore, liberation groups should maintain a flexible posture to ensure that negotiations of bilateral relations with countries that support us in our independence resolve mature successfully, although all liberation groups may play brinkmanship to their ability.

This “national peace culture” from the grassroots level to the national leadership should not be conspicuously absent during and after our independence process struggle. Consequently, the peace independence struggle process should be protected from the ongoing misunderstandings that resulted from the BRE's failure to implement the 2012 BNC resolutions. Clashes between activists groups is not healthy and more importantly it has the effect of not bringing the general populous into the governance mindset. This latter effect, of bringing the general population into the governance process implementation is the guarantor of any peaceful independence struggle process. Without “buy in” from the general population, implementation of 2012 BNC resolutions is extremely difficult.

Besides the willingness to work for a purpose, the other distinctive character of Barotse people is that of the willingness to talk peace and love and this should be reflected even in our publications. The people of Barotseland are the main actors, therefore, their wishes expressed through 2012 BNC independence declaration should be upheld by all without fear. It must be noted that this willingness to compromise also related to large measure of respect and wisdom, therefore, BNFA should support the already existing Barotseland civil transitional government and work together to achieve the intended freedom. All various liberation groups are appreciated in one way or the other, as every group has its true appreciation of their relative strengths and weaknesses.

In case Zambia withdraws from our territory today, what will happen?  We do not want it to result in a mutually hurting military stalemate. From the perspective of the some liberation groups, the disintegration of unity, if any, among the groups should not lead to groups sponsor for weapons due to hatred against leaders who have made it. The transitional government capacity should be supported to grow fully in control, even through the Kuta structures, so that the traditional and modern structures co-exist and this creation of parallel governance structure will cause  Zambia  fail to govern  the territory. 

This type of strategic implementation is workable, people should understand it well that we are struggling against African dominance power not an European power.

The countervailing balance of power struggle by BNFA is understood well by the failure of the people behind its formation to work with the already existed liberation groups. The former NGAMBELA Hon.Clement Wainyai Sinyinda, whose zeal is appreciated by all, should not have rushed to form a liberation group but would have played a role of a guardian to the government in waiting, especially as Sope Munyoaluyi – Lord Chancellor.  His forming of a liberation group, BNFA, has resulted in him utilizing the `carrot and stick approach’ to deal with the issue of Barotseland independence, contrary to the 2012 BNC resolutions, which demanded urgency of governance other than formation of a liberation group (BNFA).  

The people of Barotseland demanded for political liberty and are not willing to make further retrogressive concessions. The people of Barotseland spoke and their voices reached the global community. The people of Barotseland are not interested in compromise and concessions with the government of Zambia, otherwise it will lure recalcitrant between the people and the BRE, who have already gravely disappointed the people of Barotseland by their failure to implement the 2012 BNC resolutions.

Tukongote Litunga Ni lyetu.

By Saleya Kwalombota

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  1. The Afumba led Barotseland Civil Government must be supported by all to speed up our Independence – Saleya Kwalombota
  2. Release Those in Prison because of Barotseland Agreement - Rev. Fr. Chanakila Muyunda
  3. Release People Arrested In Connection with Barotseland and the Creation of Zambia - Mongu Diocese Bishop
  4. 24th October, Zambian Independence Day, is a Solemn Day on Barotseland Calendar - Afumba Mombotwa as he cautions Barotseland nationals against celebrating Zambia's 50th Independence Day
  5. Mr. Wanga’s Press Release to the Barotsepost.com cannot go without a comment, Sikopo Mataa, USA Linyungandambo Branch
  6. You were Simply Taken for A Prey!! Bana Ba Malozi Musabe Mbande (Zambia) – Linyungandambo
  7. PF buys ‘defectors’ for Edgar Lungu’s Mongu meeting today - Zambian Watchdog
  8. Hundreds of Zambian Soldiers and Police Officers Mobilized to Join Edgar Lungu in Launching Zambian Independence Week in Barotseland
  9. 3 Truck loads of Lusaka based Political cadres transported to Barotseland to Show Solidarity of Zambia's Ruling PF as they fake defections from other Political Parties
  10. Barotse landscape to enter World heritage site List.
  11. Chief Mwene Chiengele of the Mbunda people of Barotseland Dethroned over Land Wrangles with His Subjects
  12. Agape Associates condemned some more as Barotse Imilema commends BRE for not entertaining the Agape proposed Mongu Summit
  13. Uphold, Protect and Defend the Constitution of Royal Barotseland - Patriotic Citizens Urged
  14. Afumba Mombotwa is Right as Mandated by Barotse National Council 2012 Resolutions – Newly Formed Barotseland Liberation Movement, as Chazele Mulasikwanda also forms Congress for the Total Independence of Barotseland.
  15. Semi - illiterates pick wrong end of stick over a letter about purported BNFA/BRE talks with Zambia n government By Mutungulu Wanga , Deputy Chairman - General , BNFA
  16. Let us show solidarity to Barotseland's transition government by being vigilant over the BNFA's activities with their sponsors Zambian government - Saleya Kwalombota
  17. Administrator General Afumba Writes the SIIKALO Kuta over Purported Impending Zambian Government Visit to Barotseland
  18. We have gone too far to retreat on our course to total freedom - Lindunda
  19. President Michael Sata, his Cabinet, BRE and BNFA Leadership Scheme to Dissuade Barotseland from agitating for Total Independence - BBN
  20. USA Barotse Nationals write BRE in support of Total Independence and Linyungandambo!
  21. African Peers Observe a Moment of Silence in honor of Dr. Mwananyanda Mbikusita-Lewanika, as his students and admirers mourn his Passing
  22. Prince Mwananyanda Kaluwe Mbikusita-Lewanika Dies
  23. Should Barotseland Take Part In Zambia's Independence Jubilee Celebration? - Saleya Kwalombota
  24. From Zambian prison over Barotseland, Nayoto Mwenda charges that there is No Jubilee for Zambia because the union between Barotseland and Northern Rhodesia already broke
  25. Barotseland vs. Zambia - A lesson from Scotland, by Sikopo Mataa, Linyungandambo Secretariat
  26. Zambia makes further Maneuvers to ‘Find’ and Arrest Afumba Mombotwa
  27. Barotseland, the Fight for “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Self Determination" – Is Referendum Necessary? by Saleya Kwalombota
  28. African Park Latest News - Liuwa's Sole Male Lion Found Dead
  29. Scotland referendum: Scots reject independence in historic vote
  30. The History Behind the Scottish Independence Vote
  31. Barotseland Is Our Country (Litunga Ni Lyetu) and Can Not Be Robbed Of Her Sovereignty - By Saleya Kwalombota
  32. We are On-Course says Afumba Mombotwa in latest Interview on the Current State of Barotseland
  33. Is African Stand By Force (ASF) The Answer To The African Conflicts? - Saleya Kwalombota
  34. Senanga Main Market Reduced to Ashes
  35. More Lozi Traders Harassed at Lusaka’s Buseko Market as ‘Patriotic Front’ cadres take over
  36. What Is The Benefit Of Barotseland Independence? - by Saleya Kwalombota
  37. Zambia's President Michael Sata sacks Wynter Kabimba
  38. Barotseland Must Be Recognized By All Countries of the World - Linyungandambo
  39. Truth and Justice are intertwined - By Songolo Mutobo Likukela
  40. Contemporary History of Barotseland Kingdom - Compiled by Afumba Mombotwa
  41. Barotseland Royal Establishment Is Toothless and Disorganized Without Ngambela - By Saleya Kwalombota
  42. Zambia’s Continuity of Political Activities in Barotseland Unacceptable - Saleya Kwalombota
  43. Understanding Resistance to Change By Stakeholders in the New Nation of Barotseland – By Lindunda Wamunyima
  44. BNFA appeals to SADC to pay attention to Zambia’s violation of Barotse Rights — As the ACHPRs seeks more time to consider Barotseland's petition
  45. Nothing Will Restrain The People Of Barotseland From Legislating For Their Country - Saleya Kwalombota
  46. Communique - Secretary of State for Legal Affairs Royal Barotseland Government
  47. Our Existence as a Nation is not Discretionary - Letter to Lombe Kamukoshi, Zambia Police in Mongu
  48. Barotseland Is On The Right Side Of Public International Law To Statehood Recognition – Saleya Kwalombota
  49. Lozi 'Mongu' Rice Traders at Lusaka's Buseko Market Harassed by Zambia's Ruling Patriotic Front Cadres who claim Sata hates them
  50. Barotseland Youths Urged to Stand Up and Affirm Barotseland Sovereignty
  51. Hear Our Prayer Oh Lord!! – A prayer from a Youth of Barotseland
  52. Understanding Barotseland’s Path to Freedom, 2012’s Declaration of Independence - by Saleya Kwalombota
  53. Zambian Military Operations in Barotseland believed to be the biggest ever, but Zambians not aware of the cost.
  54. Mongu ultra-modern stadium 'officially' dropped from Zambia’s list of proposed CAF 2019 tournament bid Venues
  55. Sata led Zambian government Lie that 'construction' of an ultra-modern stadium in Mungu on course
  56. Zambian Defense Minister Frequenting Barotseland warns his troops there against disloyalty to Sata as he promises more Military Hardware
  57. Release of Barotseland Political Prisoners Mr. Boris Muziba, Mr. Nayoto Mwenda and Mr. Sikwibele Wasilota – Letter to Amnesty international
  58. International Sanctions against Zambia is part of remedy to the situation in Barotseland Kingdom - Secretary of State, Legal Affairs, Royal Barotseland Government
  59. Zambia’s Ruling Patriotic Front accused of hiring cadres to cause violence in Mangango by-election of Kaoma, Barotseland
  60. Chief Mwene Mutondo of Kaoma Urged to Align Himself with the Right Side of Barotseland History
  61. Is Barotseland a State or Just a Nation – By Saleya Kwalombota
  62. Answering Questions & Clearing Misconceptions About Barotseland Independence Part 1
  63. EBOLA/VHF (Viral Hemorrhagic fever) – Out Break Alert!
  64. Defiant Barotseland Independence Activists Maziba, Nayoto and Sikwibele Convicted and Jailed for Three Years Under Zambian Law
  65. The political situation in Barotseland is not stable – Lusaka based UNZA Radio Producer
  66. Permanent Court of Arbitration rules against Russia
  67. Kaoma head teacher who was found in possession of Barotseland related news articles’ sedition case adjourned
  68. Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) reaction to Zambian Defense Minister Edgar Lungu’s recent misconduct in Barotseland Commended
  69. Barotse Royal Establishment upset with Zambia Defense Minister for Visiting the Region and Addressing the People without the ‘Permission’ from the Litunga
  70. We have been detained illegally by the Zambian Government for Six Months Now - Boris, Nayoto and 'Skwiz' Write the UN
  71. Zambia’s Justice Minister Kabimba Quizzed on The Barotseland Agreement 1964 in Parliament
  72. The Church of Barotseland, what happened to it? Will it be restored? - Opinion
  73. Barotse’s Peaceful Nature Wow a Zambian Political Observer amidst Continued Zambia Electioneering in Barotseland
  74. Last Kicks of a Dying Horse as Zambian Politicians take Barotseland ‘Development’ Propaganda to a Higher Level
  75. Barotseland Needs Visionary Leadership - Saleya Kwalombota
  76. Zambian Government Fires Over 150 Barotseland Youths in 'Western' Province
  77. Barotseland This Weekend - Mutumba Libeleki in "Nitokwa Mooko"
  78. The Litunga’s Obligations Where Political Misunderstanding or Crisis Is Imminent as Barotseland’s Statehood Recognition Reaches Advanced Stage
  79. Are Mbundas, Nkoyas, Subiyas and all inhabitants of Barotseland Lozis?
  80. Where There Is No Vision People Perish
  81. The Barotseland National Youth and Sports Council – Clearing Some Misconceptions
  82. The Third Barotseland National Youth And Sports Council Meeting Held In Mungu On The 6th Of July, 2014
  83. Let us acclaim our liberty throughout the land; By God's Standard the 50th year is our time for liberty - Afumba Urges Barotseland Citizens
  84. The Nature of Armed Political Conflicts - By Saleya Kwalombota
  85. No law allows Zambia to occupy Barotseland. If there is such a law who can quote it? - Afumba Mombotwa writes the UN and the Free World
  86. Focus on Livingstone: Some Undeniable Historical Facts about the City of Livingstone
  87. The Importance of Knowing One’s Own History, Sir Seretse Khama of Botswana’s Observations
  88. FLASHBACK: Mbundas deny taking part in Nkoya meeting in Kaoma, maintain that Barotseland Agreement 1964 is Legal and valid
  89. FLASHBACK: Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association's presentation to the Barotse National Council held 26th - 28th March 2012
  90. Some Mbundas Respond to Milupi's Position on Barotseland Agreement 1964 Using Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association
  91. Barotsepost Partners with BHRBM for the Promotion of Barotse Arts, Music and Culture
  92. Kaoma Secondary School Headmaster charged with Sedition as BNFA Learns of Zambian Plan to ‘Plant’ Bombs in Activists Homes
  93. Zambians should not take the issue of Barotseland lightly - Milupi
  94. A Call to join The Barotseland National Youth League, BNYL
  95. Zambia president receives medical treatment in Israel
  96. Barotsepost.com Turns Two, Commits to grow Bigger and Better!
  97. Akashambatwa Mbikusita Lewanika Ignorant about the Barotseland Agreement 1964 - UPND's Kuchunga Simusamba
  98. Barotseland National Youth League Executives Trial Put off Once Again
  99. UNESCO nominates Barotse Plains as World Heritage Site
  100. Has Barotseland been restored? – By Muleta Kalaluka, a Barotseland Treason Felony Accused, 2013
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