Media Editor, Barotseland Post
In a fashion consisted with the often arrest, detention, torture and later release of Barotse independence activists on Nolle prosequi, Zambia's main opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema accused of plotting to overthrow the government, was freed by the judge yesterday after the state prosecutor dropped the charges.
In their continued clamp down on citizens' human rights, Zambia state police have arrested a vocal opposition leader for allegedly defaming Africa’s newest Dictator, Edgar Chagwa Lungu of Zambia who declared a state of emergency last month to rule by decree.
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.