Zambia's President Michael Sata sacks Wynter Kabimba

Michael Sata has not been seen in public since June Zambia's leader has sacked his justice minister, who is seen as a potential successor, amid rumours the president is gravely ill. President Michael Sata, 77, has not been seen in public since June and has missed several recent summits. A presidential statement did not give any reasons for dismissing Wynter Kabimba as both minister and secretary general of the governing party. Officials insist the president is in good health. Finance Mini...


Read More...

Barotseland Must Be Recognized By All Countries of the World - Linyungandambo

1. Barotseland entered into Agreement with Britain in 1890 (fact). 2. Barotseland was a British Protectorate in 1891 (fact). 3. The boundary of Barotseland was determined, defined and respected by the colonialists in 1890s (fact). 4. The colonial administrator Robert T. Coryndon was given instructions written down when he came down to Barotseland that he was not sent to rule Barotseland, but he was a visible symbol of friendship with Britain and the protection of Britain over Barotseland be...


Read More...

Truth and Justice are intertwined - By Songolo Mutobo Likukela

Either justice has gone to the dogs or Magistrates are obsessed with insincerity. Whatever is true, whatever is correct, whatever is right or whatever is accurate is seditious according to the police or Magistrates; oh, they are worse than cow dung. Surely there is no law that can be considered without due regard to facts; truth and reality; but what is observed is that those policemen and Magistrates who are committed to crucifying Barotzis by commission or omission are imposing their opinion...


Read More...

Contemporary History of Barotseland Kingdom - Compiled by Afumba Mombotwa

File: King Lubosi Lewanika Litia (1878 – 1916) The contemporary history of Barotseland begins in the year 1864, during the reign of King Sipopa (Lutangu Mulambwa) the 14th King who came to power after the Kololo. That was the era of civilization. While Sipopa was on the thrown, Dr. Emil Holub from Czech came to Barotseland in 1867 and expressed the desire to live there. The successor to King Sipopa was King Lubosi Lewanika Litia who came to the throne in 1878 – 1916. During his reign the zen...


Read More...

Barotseland Royal Establishment Is Toothless and Disorganized Without Ngambela - By Saleya Kwalombota

The views expressed herein are not representative of either the people of Barotseland or liberation groups but my personal views as a citizen of Royal Barotseland exercising the right of freedom of expression. When we talk of Barotseland Royal Establishment (BRE), we simply refer to the five domains or chiefdom of ruling prince and princesses of the Barotse monarch, including the Nalolo and Lialui palaces. When the seven domains meet and discuss matters of their people under the leadership of...


Read More...

Zambia’s Continuity of Political Activities in Barotseland Unacceptable - Saleya Kwalombota

Political corruption, lack of respect for rule of law, human rights violations are all injustices Zambia has and is still committing in Barotseland. Zambia  pursues a policy that fundamentally denies the nation of Barotseland its right to self-determination, undermines the UN Charter and other basic principles of international law, and challenges a series of UN Security Council resolutions, it shows just how far to the right this undemocratic  Zambia  has become. Despite decades of petitionin...


Read More...
012345

Donate for Barotseland

Donate for Barotseland

Radio Barotseland 24/7

Radio Barotseland 24/7

Winamp, iTunes Windows Media Player Real Player QuickTime - Click any player to Tune in to Radio Barotseland Live!


Current song: Loading ...
Radio Station:
Bit rate:
Server status:
Source connected:
Station time:
Current Show:

New Comment Policy

Latest Comments

  • live sex free 01.09.2014 12:29
    Hello, I think your site might be having browser compatibility issues. When I look at your blog in Chrome, it looks fine but ...

    Read more...

     
  • BULOZI KINAHA 01.09.2014 09:20
    In my opinion SATA's Spokes person just worked with other Bemba speaking politicians including GBM to put words in MR SATA's mouth ...

    Read more...

     
  • Kabisoi 01.09.2014 07:56
    We are talking about the lawless Zambians; that is very sad indeed!!! Look at the prevailing and deteriorating political situation ...

    Read more...

     
  • Kabisoi 01.09.2014 07:32
    Bo Mutompehi Afumba, that is good education and we admire you all our leaders. Luzwelepili ni bundwalume bwaluna. Mapyeha bakalufumana ...

    Read more...

     
  • Ki nit 29.08.2014 14:40
    Thanks. Well written. That is the reason all the people of Barotseland should pull together. There shouldn't be Br Sinyinda in ...

    Read more...

     
  • Ki maswabi 26.08.2014 19:02
    Ki Maswabi I regret to say that the Barotse issue is a big violation of human dignity but we need to see a wider picture. It is not ...

    Read more...

     
  • kabisoi 25.08.2014 07:29
    Kiniiti bo Saleya! Like has been said by others before in this forum we need to assert our selves and wear our courageous face I ...

    Read more...

     
  • Liseli Kalaluka 21.08.2014 09:52
    The train is on its final destination, Barotseland the land of peaceful and respectful people, hence it is our fathers land. Moving ...

    Read more...

     
  • BULOZI KINAHA 20.08.2014 13:08
    BO SALEYA, SICHABA SA BAROTSELAND IS READY TO WELCOME THE LEADERSHIP. OUR CONVICTION AND ALERTNESS IS ACTUALLY SOONER THAN YOUR ...

    Read more...

     
  • kabisoi 20.08.2014 08:06
    Surprisingly these soldiers are busy dying of unknown diseases almost on weekly basis requested their masters to take them back to ...

    Read more...

     
  • Musongole 18.08.2014 20:09
    Well Said Sir!!! Am in.

    Read more...

     
  • LINEKI 17.08.2014 13:10
    These people of Northern Rhodesia are now caught in a basket without a handle. More than enough has been communicated to all of ...

    Read more...

     
  • kabisoi 17.08.2014 10:45
    That is very true and well done Royal Barotse Government. We are behind you. I think by the time we finally disengage with the ...

    Read more...

Who's Online

We have 55 guests and no members online

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.

(Jerome Delay, File/ Associated Press ) - FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011 file photo, Zambian president Michael Sata waves after taking the oath of office on the steps of the top court in Lusaka, Zambia. Sata, who completes two years in office on Friday, faces a separatist movement in western Zambia. More than 60 Zambians are charged with treason for allegedly seeking to run their own affairs in the country’s Western Province 

By Associated Press, Published: September 18

LUSAKA, Zambia — A prominent separatist group in Zambia is called Linyunga-ndambo, which means “that which shakes the neighbor” in a regional language. And the more than 60 Zambians charged with treason for trying to secede did shake things up this week when they told magistrates that they can’t be tried because they are citizens of another state.

A key figure who was not in the courtroom on Tuesday is Afumba Mombotwa, a former official at the Zambian foreign ministry who was educated in London and is now on the run. He is the founding chairman of the separatist movement in Western Province, and has declared himself administrator of the so-called Royal Barotseland government, which seeks to run its own affairs.

Britain’s colonial history in the region as well as ethnic divisions form the backdrop to a dispute that has compounded problems for President Michael Sata. He completes two years in office on Friday amid concerns about his health as well as reports of political infighting with the next presidential and legislative elections coming in 2016. The ruling Patriotic Front Party had pledged more jobs as well as a review of tax laws for Zambia’s copper mines so as to allot more money to development, but separatists in the impoverished west say the region has not received the promised benefits, and they want to chart their own way.

Many residents in the rural area rely on maize and other crops, as well as cattle-raising, for their livelihoods. There is a lack of paved roads and other basic services in the province. Some critics have accused the central government of intentionally denying funds to the politically troublesome area in past years, but central authorities have said they are committed to building more roads, clinics and schools there.

The separatists who were rounded up by police denied the charge of treason, which carries a maximum penalty of death, at the court hearing in Mongu, the capital of Western Province. They argued that it was illegal for Zambian courts to try them and said other organizations — the United Nations, for example, or the African Union — could set up a tribunal to handle their cases.

Magistrate Benson Mwanandiwa adjourned the case to Oct. 2, saying such issues should be decided by the southern African country’s High Court, which is the only tribunal that can hand down a death sentence.

Zambia has blocked local access to several separatist websites, including those of the Barotse Post, Limulunga Post and Barotseland Radio.

Western Province, a former British protectorate called Barotseland and home to the Lozi ethnic group, was united with the rest of Zambia at independence in 1964, but separatists want implementation of an old agreement that provided for self-rule. Anti-government rallies have occasionally turned violent.

Separatist leader Mombotwa, who studied sociology at the University of London and took a communications course at another school in London, worked for the Zambian government first as a cotton officer in the ministry of agriculture and then in the communications department of the foreign ministry until he retired in 2010. Mombotwa, 58, then formed Linyunga-ndambo, one of several breakaway groups in the province.

“The law will deal with him severely because he can’t declare a state within a state,” Defense Minister Geoffrey Mwamba, told national broadcaster ZNBC.

Mombotwa has said he wants a transitional government in Western Province for up to three years, followed by democratic elections that would elect a prime minister to serve in collaboration with a traditional monarch.

Some people in Western Province are concerned about the separatist push. David Kunyanda, a small retail trader in Mongu, said secession would hurt his business.

“Breaking away from Zambia will bring trade difficulties on people like me and even more misery on ordinary people, most of whom are now oppressed by poverty,” Kunyanda said.

“We need development and not secession.” - Courtesy of The Washington Post:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/separatists-in-zambia-say-they-want-out-despite-development-pledges-from-central-government/2013/09/18/613f3d28-207c-11e3-9ad0-96244100e647_story.html

Comments   

 
0 #1 sengalwembe 2013-09-24 11:10
swine ni mabemba ba hao muta nyela bupi ni mupweletete.Nak o ifakaufi kuli uzibe kamunu iluki.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

Add comment

Please, Read and Comply with our Comments Policy Here...


Security code
Refresh

Donate Online to Support Radio Barotseland

The Barotzis have never enjoyed their peace of mind since
A reason to free BAROTSELAND.

Loading ...

Share Our Link

Sata Out of My Country Barotseland!