Media Editor, Barotseland Post
Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been charged with treason for allegedly obstructing President Edgar Lungu's motorcade on a main road, according to police.
On Saturday, Lungu had passed through Mongu - 500km west of the capital, Lusaka - and his motorcade was obstructed because Hichilema's convoy refused to give way, police said.
The 2017 Kuomboka has kicked off in splendor and style with the sounding of the Maoma royal drums to not only signal the start of the Kuomboka festivities but also officially summon all royal paddlers to Lealui for the Kuomboka voyage.
The Scottish Government will move to hold a second referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the country's First Minister has announced, blaming the UK Government's lack of compromise over Brexit.
At least eight killed as many affected by humanitarian crisis caused by severe regional drought scramble for handouts.
What is going on in Barotseland today seems to beat all logic, and Muyendekwa Sishekano, a cultural and governance expert who recently called for the temporary halting of the Kuomboka ceremony until Barotseland’s ‘house’ was put in order, is now calling upon the elderly in Barotseland to invoke the help of ancestors to explain and resolve what the Lozi nation is currently battling with.
With the help of the ancestors, Mr. Muyendekwa believes that perhaps the nation could once again find valor and extraordinary courage in the face of this national existential crisis and threat likely to send the kingdom into extinction or oblivion.
Morocco on Sunday announced the withdrawal of its forces from a U.N. buffer zone in the disputed Western Sahara territory, where for months they had been in a standoff with troops from the Polisario independence movement.
The move took place days after a phone call between Morocco's King Mohammed VI and U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and will reduce military tensions in Guerguerat, a remote area in Western Sahara near Mauritania.