• 29
  • Apr

I have a dream,a free Barotseland shall soon be realized,it is a dream rooted in the Barotse dream.

I have a dream,one day our nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed; "we will hold these truths to be self evident because human beings are created equal."

One day our captors who are sent to rule over us will be no more in Barotseland,one day we will not be promoted to junior positions,only when we insult our parents and dishonour them! And then lose the posts after a job well done. One day we will not be threatened with arrests and threatened with treasonable charges for expressing our political views.

  • 18
  • Jun

Dear Editor,

Please publish this as my warning to UPND youths as well as a reminder to every Murotse. Thanks you.

"I am sorry but the UPND Youths are proving a to be bunch of useless buffoons that have for more than four terms failed to make government in their country, Zambia. Why do you want to hoodwink the public into believing that Barotseland is part of your country and go to the extent of buying poor taxi drivers and claim a 'thunderous welcome' shame on you.

  • 17
  • Oct

The editor,
Barotse Post,
Mongu,

Greetings to you all.

Thanks a lot for your article on the subject referred above. Please find herein my submission regarding the topic.

First and foremost I still find this insolence of Zambia indeed and quite nerve-wracking. As things stand now it is useless for Zambia to talk about the matter on our behalf because of the following observations:

  • 17
  • Oct

Contained herein are my personal views and not representative of any group. Please forward my views to BRE concerning the subject which I feel should be debated with a heart of Barotseland people at grassroots.

What is World Heritage?

World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

  • 17
  • Oct

Kindly allow me space in our Barotsepost to air my views.

Malozi shaa, this move of enlisting the Barotse Plains as a world heritage site is simply nonsensical and very much ill-conceived. It does not sit well with me at all and I believe, this is or may be the case with many well-meaning descendants of Barotseland. It will not, in anyway, add value to what we are doing for ourselves already and let alone, to the beautiful libala la Bulozi.

  • 17
  • Oct

Contained herein are my personal views and not representative of any group. Please forward my views to BRE concerning the subject which I feel should be debated with a heart of Barotseland people at grassroots.

What is World Heritage?

World Heritage is the designation for places on Earth that are of outstanding universal value to humanity and as such, have been inscribed on the World Heritage List to be protected for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

What does it mean for a site to be inscribed on the List?

Once a country signs the Convention, and has sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, the resulting prestige often helps raise awareness among citizens and governments for heritage preservation.

  • 17
  • Oct

Kindly allow me space in our Barotsepost to air my views.

Malozi shaa, this move of enlisting the Barotse Plains as a world heritage site is simply nonsensical and very much ill-conceived. It does not sit well with me at all and I believe, this is or may be the case with many well-meaning descendants of Barotseland. It will not, in anyway, add value to what we are doing for ourselves already and let alone, to the beautiful libala la Bulozi.

The reasons being advanced are baseless and simply reflect cheap politicking. The agitating factor is the independence of our Barotseland (already attained by the way). These guys from N. Rhodesia do not mean any good at all. They should find places to enlist in their areas of origin and not in our country. Seriously, it has nothing to do with burial sites (litino) of the Lozi kings and queens. This whole thing is an affront to the people of Barotseland. We will get ourselves in a quagmire. Come to think of it, it is synonmous to selling one's birth right.

  • 19
  • Oct

Let’s forget Barotseland Agreement and embrace our freedom.

In this discussion, we seek to bring to attention, why Barotseland Agreement (BA64) is dead and buried, and that we must come to conclusion to put aside any fears or debate of GRZ or BRE or indeed anyone else to discuss or revive the BA64 or the renegotiation of any new agreement in place of the BA 64, as a misguided insult to the Barotse nation.

In bringing up this series of discussions, we would like to mention that Bulozinahayaluna does not in any way dream of forming a government in Barotseland, or join her politics thereof, but will remain an information, observer and lobby grouping.

  • 22
  • Oct

Finally, the much awaited historic 24th October is finally here this week. Allow me space in your wonderful paper to celebrate in a unique way with the readers this very important day.

Since 1964 when Zambia was pronounced independent from the British colonial rule the day has been recurrent yearly, just like any other important anniversary. However, this year the recurrence brings along with it the much thought after Golden Jubilee Celebrations of independence in the minds of most Zambians. Ironically, it connotes the climax of the paradoxical union between Northern Rhodesia and Barotseland dubbed as Zambia on 1964. This union is what I would like to term or phrase as “Freedom of Independence against Freedom of Dependence”. This day this week is very important to both Northern Rhodesia and Barotseland for reasons discussed in this article, much so this time around, in our dear history.

  • 23
  • Oct


Mbikusita Lewanika

PART I: SABA-SABA PARENTAGE OF INDEPENDENCE

A Reflection on Mbikusita Lewanika, Founding President General of the Northern Rhodesia African Congress and King of Barotseland

Unsung Founding Father

Zambia’s independence history needs to be reviewed to appreciate that it was achieved by ideas and efforts of more than one person, generation and organization. The current situation may be likened to doctoring the Biblical Exodus story by giving all credit to Joshua and none to Moses! This distortion of history is a caustic disservice to honestly well intended nation building. It has done fatal damage to the Zambia project.

  • 23
  • Oct

Barotseland was the only region of Zambia that had a clear right to establish a regional government and “this right preceded the birth of the Republic of Zambia and is, therefore, not bestowed on Barotseland by Zambia.”

Barotseland had its own challenges prior to the signing of the Barotseland Agreement 1964 (BA64); One group including the Litunga opposed the uniting of the soon-to-be independent country, Zambia, while an elite group of Lozis based in the mining towns of Western province (Present day Copper-belt Province) the hub of the independence struggle who had portfolios in Kenneth Kaunda’s UNIP liberation movement, backed their territory’s unity with Northern Rhodesia to form Zambia. This was the genesis of all the problems we have today, the Kuta is no longer organized as it were before. The Zambian government has had a well planned approach to wipe Barotseland from the face of Africa. We thank God that Sir Mwanawina the third was a wise Litunga who could see in the future, today he has been vindicated. The political lapses we have had in Barotseland is not with our Monarch but elite Barotzish close to the Barotse Authority who approached the Litunga with selfish motives to meet their personal gain. I think this time around we will not tolerate persons with selfish egos to mislead the Barotse populace and the Litunga.

  • 22
  • Oct

My brothers and sisters, in as much as we all seem to have very good ideas aimed at bringing much needed political independence to our beloved Barotseland, we must realize that as long as we keep avoiding facing the reality that we need the civil Barotseland government in place other than the Kuta (traditional government under BRE setup), there will be lack of patriotism and the sense of belonging in our independence struggle. Why do we continue to pretend? Let's face the real reason for the delay in actualizing our independence and do something about it. The BRE is the very institution that would have been leading the independence struggle of Barotseland but for 48 years failed to stand the brutality nature of Zambia until the ordinary people of Barotseland took it upon themselves and pushed for historic BNC in 2012.

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.