Media Editor, Barotseland Post
Famous Singer Sahra Halgan is from Somaliland. Like many other citizens, she had to leave her country under the dictatorial Siad Barre regime, in 1991. Sahra Halgan now lives in France, where she dedicates most of her time to music and the arts, as well as to preserving Somaliland’s rich culture. Through her passion, she wants to shed light on Somaliland’s current problems and to fight for her country’s recognition.
HRH Inyambo Lubasi Yeta of Sesheke, Mwandi and Mulobezi district of Barotseland was a royal guest at this year’s Masubia Annual cultural festival.
While addressing Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party supporters during the EFF’s fourth anniversary celebrations in Curries Fountain, Durban, South Africa yesterday, leader Julius Malema unequivocally called Zambian president Edgar Lungu a coward who arrests his political opponents.
In a program called Home Coming Project to help African- Americans trace their original roots, hundreds have reportedly traced theirs back to Barotseland and are now working towards an official home coming.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has joined thousands of protesters in Barcelona to call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia.
He made a strong plea for voters to take part in an independence referendum scheduled for 1 October.
"We will vote, even if the Spanish state doesn't want it," Guardiola told the crowd. "There is no other way."
The Barotseland National Youth League (BNYL) has warned that any negotiations on the future of Barotseland that do not involve critical stakeholders, such as the liberation movements, will not be acceptable.
This warning came in the wake of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) – Zambian government (GRZ) initiated negotiation processes over the defunct Barotseland Agreement of 1964.