Media Editor, Barotseland Post
As if to emphasize that Barotseland is a country different from Zambia, it has been raining steadily since sometime in end of August and continued into September 2015, while rain season in Zambia comes only at the end of October or early November.
BBN reported the first rains experienced around end of August and got steady throughout September.
“These ‘blessed’ rains and showers have continued pouring down in Barotseland this whole week, and today it has been raining in most parts of Barotseland,” reported BBN in a face book post earlier today.
Livingstone too hasn't been spared, as it has also been showering there today, including in all surrounding areas of Kazungula, Mwandi, Sesheke and Mulobezi.
Zambia on the other hand is yet to experience some rain, unless where we may not have heard about.
May be this is just God telling everyone how different Barotseland is from Zambia by showing us that even the weather and climatic patterns for the two regions are very different.
Zambian president Edgar Lungu has boasted about him appointing the Litunga's son, Brian Mwanang'ono Imwiko to Brazil as first secretary. He was speaking when he met Zambians living in New York yesterday as he wound up his United Nations assignments.
Although Lungu said he wasn't really trying to please anybody or the Lozi's when appointing the young man from Barotseland, he however, said he merely wanted the people of Barotseland to feel included, and boasted that, so far, he had appointed two from Barotseland. Although the second person was not mentioned, he was categorical in his self defense when he said that, if the action was interpreted to be a political gimmick, then so be it as he also wanted to win votes.
“Some people are saying that I want to buy Barotseland (votes) just because I have appointed a Lozi man in Foreign Service” said Lungu, in a ZNBC’s TV2 news clip monitored by Barotseland Post, as he (Lungu) brimmed with confidence in apparent reference to Mwanang'ono Imwiko, Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II’s son who many Lozis believe was awarded the diplomatic job as part of the trade off for Barotseland independence.
Trevor Noah has had a mixed reception from critics as he made his debut hosting The Daily Show, replacing Jon Stewart who left last month.
The 31-year-old South African comedian made a "smooth transition" into the role on Comedy Central's satirical news show, according to Variety.
Deadline called the evening "mostly inoffensive but also mostly flat".
TV columnist Brian Lowry said he looked "more at ease and in command than he ever did as a correspondent".
Stewart stepped down after 16 years at the helm of the influential show and Noah's appointment was announced in March.
Zambia Chief Justice Ernest Sakala swears in Rodger Chongwe Commission of Inquiry COI in Mungu Killing -
After incarceration in Zambian jail and consequent release via Nolle Prosequi, together with 83 other Barotse nationals over treason charges for their role in celebrating Afumba Mombotwa’s inauguration as Barotseland Administrator general or their involvement at the 2012 March Barotse National Council that declared Barotseland independence, Clement Wainyae Sinyinda returns home.
This video is a recording of what happened as he arrived aboard a chartered flight direct from Lusaka to Mongu.
Hundreds of Barotse nationals today turned up to bid farewell to Hon Evans Musialela Situmbeko for a funeral procession that kicked off in Mungu and ended at Sefula where the deceased was put to rest.
The enthusiastic mourners sang the Barotseland national anthem, Bulozi fasi la Bondata aluna, and other patriotic songs as they bade farewell to their compatriot.
The Barotse Imilema were on hand to give their senior compatriot unparallel display of Loyalty and Dedication never seen before now, as they adorned their departed senior’s casket in the ‘red’ model Barotseland flag.