The nation of Barotseland was on 16th April 2018, greeted with news pertaining to the impending dialogue over the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 with the Government of the Republic of Zambia.
The press release on dialogue follows the statement by Zambian President Edgar Lungu ahead of the 2016 elections when he expressed willingness to sit around the table and conclude the impasse once the BRE (Zambia's institution) was ready.
BNFA statement on the BRE suggested Dialogue Council
by BNFA Publicity Wing
The Barotse National Freedom Alliance (BNFA) cannot and will not take part in the Barotseland Agreement 1964 negotiations proposed by the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE). There is nothing to negotiate about the Barotseland Agreement 1964 as insinuated by the BRE press statement of April 16, 2018. The negotiations were done and concluded before the co-signing of the Agreement. What should have followed was implementation; but the Zambian regime defaulted and legislated against its own obligations.
Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe has continued to present her artistic project "Wade in the Water” in Mexico.
Over the weekend, the Wade in the Water performances were scheduled for Sisal, Mexico and we will continue to follow her campaign across the world as she presents what she has described as a "hybrid multi-generational archival encounter", which pays tribute to her great grandfather King Lewanika of Barotseland, using photographs, documentaries, music and performances.
On 30 September 2017 in Merida, Mexico, Barotse activist Mukwae Wabei Siyolwe will present her artistic project "Wade in the Water" for the first time. In what she describes as a "hybrid multi-generational archival encounter", the artistic producing director of Global Posse productions will pay tribute to her great grandfather King Lewanika of Barotseland, using photographs, a documentary, music and performances. This project will explore both her indigenous Barotse and her western identities.
The Pope said that indigenous people should have the final say about what happens to their land.
Pope Francis insisted on Wednesday that indigenous groups must give prior consent to any economic activity affecting their ancestral lands.
This article is inspired by sad reports that three young men died, with one left battling for life at King Lewanika General Hospital, in Mongu two weeks ago after drinking methylated spirit diluted with sweetened water because there was no bar selling beer nearby.
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.
Forgiveness is a process of giving up the old, lost and past life for one readily available with a new faith and hope of reaching your God given goal.
The experiences are gone and each time we try to re-live them in contemplating our memories, it may bring anger, resentment, shame, or guilt, when we realize we cannot change the past events or travel back in time to alter what resulted.
My husband & I Carl have been blessed by meeting a lot of wonderful people on our travels but I think this couple is at the top of our list! Even though they are upside down in the next picture.
# 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.
NOVENA PRAYER FOR THOSE IN PRISON DAY FOUR, SATURDAY, 29TH APRIL, 2017
# BRIEF REFLECTION
On this fourth day of our Novena Prayers for Mr. Afumba Mombotwa, Mr. Inambao Kalima, and Likando Pelekelo we ask the Lord once more to surround them with his love and consolation. The magisterium of the Catholic Church forbids all forms of injustices done against any human person because we are all created in the image and likeness of God.