The term corruption today is highly reminiscent with Africa’s governance system mostly because the plague stands out to be the most powerful obstacle to sustainable economic development of the continent; inclusive of Zambia, with Barotseland in turn coaxed to grim in and reap for herself the worst share, in consequence of this insidious vice.
As Malozi we have much to be thankful for. Most people around the world have lost touch with nature and their place in it but we have maintained that sacred balance of coordinating our daily lives with the natural order of things in the heavens until today. What brings us most in balance with the order of the universe are our ceremonies, Kuomboka and Kufuluhela.
The bigger picture that comes to the fore in all of this drama is the failure of Zambia as a unitary state and the failure of the democratic system as a model of governance for Africa in particular. This constructed system forced upon us by the western-European-white-elites as a way to continue to plunder our natural resources after the second world war is at a crossroads.
The cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale) or (Ndongo ya simbangala as it is locally known in Barotseland) is a tropical evergreen tree that produces the cashew seed and the cashew apple. The cashew seed, often simply called a cashew, is widely consumed.
It has been said over again that life itself is a change; mainly comprising birth, living and death cycles. Change is a fact and virtue of life itself such that to deny change is actually to forego oneself the quantity and quality of life. Change can be negative or positive, planned or unplanned, or take other forms and descriptions.
Understanding and coping with anxiety in new Barotseland: A BAROTSE CHANGE Imperative – Part 2
Understanding and Coping with Anxiety in New Barotseland: A BAROTSE CHANGE Imperative – Part 1
Chilufya Tayali (42) is a renowned Zambian human rights activist, now turned politician, leading the opposition Economic and Equity Party (EEP) who was recently dragged to court over a facebook posting deemed defamatory to Zambia’s police Inspector General, Kakoma Kanganja. Upon his arrest, Chilufya spent a weekend in detention and was thereafter formally charged and granted bail for his alleged crime. Trial has since commenced in his case.