Zambia’s Minister of Information and government's official spokesperson, Chishimba Kambwili, has rebuked the 'Nkoya' Royal council’s David Tamboka for alleging that the Zambian government did not consider Nkoyas for any government positions. The Nkoya faction that has been used as a tool to destabilize Barotseland by the Zambian government has attacked its sponsors by accusing Zambian President Edgar Lungu of being ‘a Lozi tribalist.’ Nkoya ‘Royal Council’ (a creation of the Zambian ...
Muziba, Nayoto and Sikwebele were today brought to Mongu high court by prison officers, to an enthusiastic warm Barotseland greeting from many of their supporters who had come to attend their appeal case take off today. However, they were not brought into the maim court room because their appeal case was moved to 11th of March 2015. As such, upon arrival at the courts, the trio was kept in waiting cells. Many people, however, were able to greet them, and as they were taken back out of the court ...
BAYEMELI BA MULAO BA LICABA BA NG’OLA NI KU LUMELA LING’OLO LA MULELO WA KU ZEKISA ZAMBIA. Lizazi la bulalu mwa kweli ya Yowa mwa Silimo sa 2015 Muuso wa Bulozi u kupile tuso ya Bayemeli ba Mulao ba Licaba ba li-Company za bo Madandume Attorneys, Chambers of Dambe ni Chadwick Anderson and Partners, zepeli ku zona ki za Naha Butswana mi iling’wi ki ya si British. Bayemeli ba ba b’a chuukile mwa Milao ya Mitomo, Mileko ni bu Mapanga-panga, kungelela cwalo ni Bubangoki kamba Bukebenga, ba ...
9th February, 2015Office of the Head of State: His Majesty the King of Barotseland;Office of the Administrator General: Royal Barotseland Government;Secretaries and Under Secretaries of State: Royal Barotseland Government;The Secretary: Royal Barotseland National Youth and Sports Council;All Secretaries: Regional, District and County Youth and Sports Councils Royal Barotseland Kingdom. KEEPING THE FLAME OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND ROYAL BAROTSELAND LIBERTY ALIGHT! The Department of Youth and ...
The three Barotseland National Youth League leaders; Boris Muziba Muziba, Nayoto Mwenda and Sikwebele Wasilota (Skwiz) who were sentenced to 3 years prison sentence with hard labour by the Kaoma Magistrate Malata, on one count of “publication of false news with intent to cause fear or alarm to the public contrary to the laws of Zambia.” have successfully appealed their sentencing to the high court, and their trial is reported to begin tomorrow the 2nd of March 2015 at Mongu High court, at ...
Self-determination declaration announced by the people of Barotseland in 2012 through the historic BNC , refer to the territory's expressed preference for self-government and independent statehood. This territorial self-governance extends not only to the existing ‘western province’ boundary but that of 1900 as described and documented in the Anglo /Portuguese Barotseland boundary case of 1905 and Barotseland Northwestern Rhodesia in Council of 1899. The demands are for both external and ...
Zambian Vice President Inonge Wina has told her parliament Friday morning 27th February 2015, in her capacity as leader of the Zambian government business in the house, that the Barotseland problem was not the only issue in Zambia. Wina was responding to a question from Mapatizya Member of Parliament Clive Miyanda who wanted to know when Wina would issue a pronouncement on the Barotseland Agreement since she originated from Western Province (Barotseland). Wina said the fact that she ...

(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

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swine ni mabemba ba hao muta nyela bupi ni mupweletete.Nak o ifakaufi kuli uzibe kamunu iluki.
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