• 02
  • Jun

INTRODUCTION

This post gets us back once again to one of our most prised subject - Silozi culture. Really no amount of writing on this subject will actually suffice or bore us because of the importance of culture in any community like Barotseland. Universally, culture provides guiding principles for people to be and do everything. This goes without saying that a community that does not adhere to its culture gets characterised by chaos.

  • 21
  • May

The International Community Organizations must not brood over a catalyst for bloodshed by deliberately ignoring the inhuman situation in Barotseland which they should mitigate or avoid because the situation may become unpalatable and lead into xenophobia when all hell turns loose.

The appointments of fake Barotzish ‘Guardian Angels’ by the Neo-Colonialist Administration, such as the Vice President and the Attorney General of Barotzish descent whose main ordeal is to maintain continued perpetration of enslavement, oppression and other ills against the Barotzish under the guise of recognition, does not benefit the Barotzish in any way but the appointees and their immediate families who enjoy Zambian morsels. So, is the appointment of an Attorney General of Barotzish descent to merely appease the Barotzish who do not benefit anything in any way from such cosmetic appointments which they are not the least interested in or envy?

  • 21
  • May

INTRODUCTION

RESISTANCE to Barotseland’s autonomy antedates the actual signing of Barotseland Agreement on 18th May, 1964 and has been the key theme since then.  That explains why the treaty was abrogated soon after the signing of the BA ’64, the innumerable human rights violations by Zambia against Barotse people, the attempted colonisation of Barotseland, and the delayed complete independence of our motherland Barotseland.

  • 13
  • May

 

In a lengthy speech, Kenneth Kaunda, then Prime Minister of Northern Rhodesia, barely a couple of months after signing the Barotseland Agreement 1964 and shortly before Zambia’s October 1964 independence, categorically assured then Litunga (King) of Barotseland, Sir Mwanawina III, KBE, and all Members of the Barotse Royal Family and of the Barotse Government, that the Zambian Government had no wish to interfere with the day-to-day running of the internal affairs of Barotseland.

The assurance was given in a written speech that Kenneth Kaunda himself publicly read at a meeting held at the headquarters of the Barotse government at Lealui, on Thursday, 6th August 1964.

  • 05
  • May

A total VOTE REVOLT in Barotseland will send a CLEAR message that the territory is no longer interested in being part of a Zambia that does NOT respect the Barotse rights to Self-determination. The world right now does not take Barotseland’s call for self-determination seriously because the Barotse continue to participate in the political affairs of the country they have already declared independence from.

  • 05
  • May

The reader may wish to know that Kenneth Kaunda's speech of 26th August 1969 to the Zambian nation dubbed "I WISH TO INFORM THE NATION", without a doubt showed his unappeasable and unsatiated colonial craving to "fix" the people of Barotseland. This manifestation came barely two years after the independence and opened a Pandora box or can of worms, in effecting the current status quo on the now defunct BA’ 64 Treaty and future of New Barotseland, out of the failed unitary statehood called Zambia.

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.