Media Editor, Barotseland Post
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.
Freedom fighter and Politician Vernon Johnson Mwaanga has said Africa as a continent has been through difficult and disappointing phases of failed states, military coups, one man dictatorships, wars and conflicts, downright economic mismanagement, corruption, abrogation of press and individual freedoms which have made it impossible for the African people to get out of their cycle of poverty.
After a week of unlawful detention, Munyinda Munukayumbwa, arrested for criticizing president Lungu of Zambia and Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II on facebook but now implicated in a case of arson, was finally issued a 'warn and caution statement'.
Although police sources insist the young Barotse did not do anything wrong per say, they claim their hands were tied in this case as efforts to get him granted bond would prove on Friday, as reported by scores of Barotse youths that went to see him and ensure that he get his entitlement in accordance to rules of justice.
# The Next three Days we are going to say Votive Masses for Mr. Afumba, Mr. Likando, and Mr. Pelekelo. What is Votive Mass? A Votive Mass in Latin (Missa Votiva) is a special mass celebrated for a special reason or circumstance. In this case our prayer is for the release of these three Men.
His Eminence, Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace at the Holy See (inset picture) has been sent a special prayer request for today Sunday, 30th April 2017, concerning the three Barotse political prisoners in Zambia.
His Eminence’s council embodies the Pope’s care for suffering humanity, including the needy, and pays special attention to the needs and issues of those who are imprisoned, and others whose dignity is endangered.
Mr. Afumba Mombotwa, Mr. Inambao Kalima, and Mr. Likando Pelekelo’s names have also been included in the prayers of the faithful for the seven Masses of the Day.