The heavy deployment of security forces of the Zambia army, police and paramilitary troops for this year’s Kuomboka ceremony of the people of Barotseland is a sure sign of strained relations between the two territories, some Lozi nationals have observed, alleging further that the unprecedented move proves that Zambia currently administers Barotseland only by the barrel of the gun.
After four (4) years without a Ngambela, Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II, King of Barotseland, has finally appointed Nyambe Mweenda as his new Ngambela.
In the Lozi tradition, the Ngambela as traditional prime minister of Barotseland is in charge of managing political agendas and administrative affairs of the people.
Likando Pelekelo’s first born son has died from a yet to be established cause, while his father continues to serve a ten year jail sentence at Mansa state prison in Zambia’s remote Luapula province over some trumped up treason felony alongside two other Barotseland leaders serving the same fate in separate jails in the Northern provinces of Zambia, far from their homeland of Barotseland.
TODAY is exactly five years since the historic March 2012 Barotse National Council (BNC) resolutions. What are you personally doing to ensure the actualization of these resolutions?
Despite Somaliland’s efforts to meet the basic legal prerequisites of statehood, this de facto State since 1991 lacks legal recognition by the international community. However, the election of the new United States administration may be a turning point in the country’s quest of statehood. Despite the various impediments and arguments against its recognition on the international stage, President Donald Trump, backed by Vladimir Putin, might take the leap in making Somaliland becoming the 55th African State.
In South Africa, 21st March is Human Rights Day to remind the nation of sacrifices made in the struggle for independence of the Black majority of South Africa, while the United Nations (UN) commemorate it as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, established six years after an event known as the Sharpeville tragedy or Sharpeville massacre, which captured worldwide attention.
The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has appointed Mukenani Muziba as Induna Imbwae replacing Nabiwa Imikendu who has been embattled since his dismissal in 2007. Mukenani Muziba, like Nabiwa Imikendu, hails from Ikatulwamwa Village who are the holders of the title of Induna Imbwae.
The Lusaka High Court has referred the matter in which three Lozi traditionalists want Litunga Lubosi Imwiko II to abdicate for gross incompetence and abuse of authority to the Constitutional Court (ConCourt) of Zambia.