• 25
  • Feb

We are like a herd of cattle trapped in a thorny fenced kraal.

We previously grazed freely until sometime in 1964 when the previous neighboring farmer, Kadansa, sweet talked us into gathering in a Bantustan Kraal.

We stampede around searching for an opening only to gather at the same spot we started from.

The kraal is hedgy and will only bruise us badly if we attempt to break free.

  • 19
  • Jan

 

INTRODUCTION

King Mbikusita Lewanika II was born on 3rd February, 1905 in Lealui and died 7th February 1977. He ruled Royal Barotseland kingdom from 1968 to 1977, as the twenty second (22nd) Litunga from Queen Mwambwa. He received education from Barotse National School (Kambule), University of Cape town South Africa, and University of Wales at Aberystwith. He ascended to the throne on 15th December, 1968, and died in 1977. His capital was Lealui. Having died on 7th February, 1977 his centenary since his passing away comes on 7th February, 2077, in the completely independent New Barotseland.

  • 19
  • Jan

 

INTRODUCTION

King Mwanawina Lewanika III, KBE was born on the 07th February, 1888 at Lealui. He ruled from 1948 to 1968 in Barotseland as the twenty-first (21st) Litunga from Queen Mwambwa. He was actually the Litunga Mwanawina III, after the 10th Litunga King Mwanawina I and the 16th King Mwanawina II (1876 - 1878). King Mwanawina Lewanika III, KBE was bestowed with the title of the Knight Commander of the British Empire (KBE) on the 1st January, 1959. Due to the role he played during the attempted formation of Zambia he is also eulogized as the “KING OF ZAMBIA” by some scholars. Having died on 13th Nov 1968 his centenary since his passing away comes on 13th November, 2068 much so in the completely independent New Barotseland!

  • 19
  • Jan

 

INTRODUCTION

The month of February is one of the famous months in the yearly calendar of Royal Barotseland Monarchy due to the precious history it bears for the current citizens and posterity of the nation and Kingdom. One such good reason is that from the royal reign progressions of the Barotseland Litungas from antiquity to date three of the Litungas, bearing the name Lewanika as namesakes, interestingly, share the month of February as either a birthday or deathday month, with King Mbikusita Lewanika II having been born on 03/02/1905 and died in the same month of February 07/02/1977.

  • 06
  • Jan

INTRODUCTION

The New Year euphoria has prompted us to address Barotse Change by expounding on the subject of the name ‘New Barotseland’. Foremost, the reader is hereby reminded that the COUNTRY OF BAROTSELAND is a region between Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, and is home to the Lozi people, Barotse or Malozi as we call ourselves who are a unified group of over 24 individual formerly diverse tribes related through kinship, originating from the branch called the Luyi (Maluyi), and also assimilated northern Sotho of South Africa who they called Kololo.

  • 22
  • Dec

Most people think freedom means independence, rare or exceptional success, exclusive privilege and the competence to do anything that one’s heart desires. True as the statement is, and while so many of us boast of this same freedom just because slavery is no longer tenable today, when it comes to ultimate freedom paradoxically many of us remain en caged. This is due to the fact that though we have all been created equally, yet our rights, opportunities, and justices still remain wanting and inequitable.

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.