Media Editor, Barotseland Post
Botswana president wants you to know that he is not intimidated by China. Ian Khama, president of the diamond-rich nation of less than two million people, stood up to the global power over the Dalai Lama’s planned visit to his county this week.
“We are not your colony,” was the money quote of Khama’s account of his diplomatic standoff with China in recent weeks.
Efforts by Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu to reach out to opposition leaders in South Africa “to understand their concerns about Zambia” were slapped down by the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
The Zambian High Commission in Pretoria said Lungu “summoned” the leaders of the two parties for a meeting after they made “remarks against Zambia”.
A Barotse national has called upon His Majesty the Litunga of Barotseland, Lubosi Imwiko II and the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) to travel to Lusaka and speak to the Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, the church and the Commonwealth Secretary for the unconditional release of Mr. Afumba Mombotwa and all other Barotse activists currently serving prison sentences in Zambia over Barotseland related matters.
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.