Media Editor, Barotseland Post

Media Editor, Barotseland Post

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On 30 September 2017 in Merida, Mexico, Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe will present her artistic project "Wade in the Water" for the first time. In what she describes as a "hybrid multi-generational archival encounter", the artistic producing director of Global Posse productions will pay tribute to her great grandfather King Lewanika of Barotseland, using photographs, a documentary, music and performances. This project will explore both her indigenous Barotse and her western identities.

The UN Human Rights Council issued a statement Thursday criticizing Spanish government efforts to block a referendum on independence in Catalonia.

The vote is scheduled for Oct. 1 but the central government in Madrid says the referendum is illegal and can't happen.

The Pope said that indigenous people should have the final say about what happens to their land.

Pope Francis insisted on Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands.

Spain's public prosecutor has summoned more than 700 Catalan mayors to appear for questioning over their support for a banned independence referendum.

 

Botswana president wants you to know that he is not intimidated by China. Ian Khama, president of the diamond-rich nation of less than two million people, stood up to the global power over the Dalai Lama’s planned visit to his county this week.

“We are not your colony,” was the money quote of Khama’s account of his diplomatic standoff with China in recent weeks.

 

Efforts by Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu to reach out to opposition leaders in South Africa “to understand their concerns about Zambia” were slapped down by the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).

The Zambian High Commission in Pretoria said Lungu “summoned” the leaders of the two parties for a meeting after they made “remarks against Zambia”.

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