His successor son Litia as Yeta III, King of Barotseland was also covered fairly widely and other Barotse Kings all the way to the processes that led to the signing of the Barotseland Agreement 1964 that facilitated the joining of the Kingdom of Barotseland with Northern Rhodesia at the 1964 independence.
Sir, Mwanawina III was also a common feature in the New York Times until his death.
Their coverage has not only highlighted political developments in Barotseland but also matters of the economy such as the booming tourism industry.
Only early this year, The New York Times named Barotseland’s Liuwa National Parks among the world’s ‘52 Places to Go in 2018’.
Our attention in this feature is their coverage of Lewanika, King of Barotseland on Page 5 of The New York Times, May 25, 1902 edition.
The New York Times was quoting The Associated Press Feature of MAY 25, 1902 as follows:
“LONDON, May 24. -- Lewanika, King of Barotseland, (or Northwestern Rhodesia,) the only King who will be present at the coronation of King Edward, arrived from his vast territory in South Africa to-day.
“His appearance is one of many signs of the approaching completion of the coronation arrangements.” END.
The above is just one example, among many, on how the world has followed events in Barotseland for over a century!
It is no surprise that today; we see Barotseland featured in popular American action police procedural television series, NCIS.