Media Editor, Barotseland Post
January 14th 2011 Mungu Killing - Courtesy MUVI TV, Zambia
President Sata of Zambia Commands Army to go and Shoot Barotzis In Lukulu Barotseland - Video Courtesy Coalition for the Defence of Democratic Rights (CDDR)
Barotseland Kinako - Song about Barotseland freedom by Sikwibele Wasilota 'Skwiz'
Kuomboka Ceremony 2007 - Barotseland
Kuomboka is essentially about FREEDOM and independence from undesirable circumstantial bondage of the raging waters of Lyambai. Symbolically and figuratively, however, the 26th, 27th and 28th March 2012 BNC shall remain the greatest Kuomboka of all times on Barotseland’s annual calendar.
Barotseland, traditional homeland of the Lozi people. Many here have never recognized the government in Lusaka. Many don’t accept they are part of Zambia, and many want that independence formally recognized. “What we want is our Barotseland back. We won’t die without the Barotseland independence ” vowed a Barotse activist.
Michael Sata’s response to this? He's threatened to send in troops against them with orders to shoot the activists. It is the latest chapter in a story that stretches back to the days of Cecil John Rhodes.