Media Editor, Barotseland Post

Media Editor, Barotseland Post

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Donald Trump packed a lot of promises in his 16-minute inaugural address.

From stopping radical Islamic terrorism to exploring the mysteries of space, here are all the things the new President promised to do in his speech:

The Gambia's long-term leader Yahya Jammeh says he will step down, after refusing to accept defeat in elections.

In an announcement on state TV, he said it was "not necessary that a single drop of blood be shed".

 

The Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office at his country's embassy in neighbouring Senegal.

The ceremony was administered by Sheriff Tambadou, president of the Gambian Bar Association.

 

SILIMBA, the Barotse xylophone, is one of Barotseland’s national symbols in music, the other being the MAOMA drums, although the latter is reserved for official functions.

The silimba, however, is a social instrument that can be heard playing in every county of Barotseland at any given time of day or night. Prince Kaluwe is here seen demonstrating his skill on the xylophone as he plays a manjabila tune, and then another piece of siomboka.

 

Thousands of villagers in Sikongo District of Western Province (Barotseland) may be displaced following a corrupt land deal involving Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II. The land in question is said to be containing oil and precious minerals. Sikondo village lies along the Angolan border.

 

A lot has been said and written about the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 (BA’64) but not a whole lot from those that actually participated in the negotiations leading up to the signing of the 1964 agreement, either because they are now long dead or conspicuously quiet, maybe for fear of ‘opening the can of worms’.

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The Barotseland Post, also known as The Barotsepost, is an online media platform, for now, that is dedicated to reporting stories and news around Barotseland and beyond, giving exclusive coverage and access to the people and the nation of Barotseland to fully express themselves in their aspirations for self- determination.