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16th May 2016

Cheke Cha Mbunda Kick Starts Dialogue With BRE

By Courtesy of Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association on 16th May 2016.


A delegation of the National Executive Committee of Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association over the weekend visited the Mwandi Palace of the Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) in Sesheke and had a meeting with Senior Chief Inyambo and his Traditional Court (Kuta) on 15th May 2016.



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1st May 2016

Cheke Cha Mbunda Launches Lusaka Provincial Committee

By Courtesy of Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association on 30th April 2016.


Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association on 30th April 2016 launched Lusaka Provincial Committee at a General Meeting held at Lusaka Secondary School (former Lusaka Boys), Long-acres.

Addressing the meeting before the launch, National Chairman took a swipe at a small group that tried to usurp the powers in the association by diverting the attention of the Mbunda people in wanting them to believe that Cheke was formed in Kaoma and therefore the headquarters of the association should revolve within Western Province.



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16th April 2016

Mwata Mbunge - Prime Minister (Ngambele) of Chief (Mwene) Mundu in Kalabo, Western Province, Letter and Press Statement

By Courtesy of Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association on 15th April 2016.



Mwata Mbunge - Prime Minister (Ngambela) to Chief (Mwene) Mundu of Kalabo, Western Province of Zambia has written to Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association, an association dealing with reviving, promoting, preserving and protecting the cultural heritage of the Mbunda people, to mediate and initiate dialogue between Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) and the Chief (Mwene) Mundu royal families. This is in regard to wrangles over the installation of Chief (Mwene) Mundu.




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5th April 2016

Probe Mbunda ‘sowers of discord’

By: Daily Nation Reporter on 5th April 2016.


GOVERNMENT must investigate the motives of people masquerading as spokespersons for the Mbundas in Western Province because their real motive is to cause disharmony among the people of the region, a Mbunda historian has charged.



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31st March 2016

Mbunda Activists Write To Lungu Over 'Intimidation'

By: Daily Nation Reporter on 31 March 2016.

THE Mbunda Royal Establishment has written to President Edgar Lungu asking him to remove civil servants alleged to have been abusing their authority in Western Province.

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21st February 2016


Despite High Court Ruling, the BRE reject Josiah Litia Nyumbu as Chief Chiengele of Nañoko area in Mongu

Courtesy: Barotse Post - 21/02/2016.


The Barotse Royal Establishment (BRE) has said it would soon install a new chief Chiengele as per tradition.


BRE spokesperson Induna Katema, Moowa Zambwe, explained that the tradition had its way of dealing with customs and is not dictated to by Zambian courts.


The Zambian higher court has ruled in favour of Josiah Litia Nyumba’s appeal against his dethronement by the Barotse Royal Establishment, and consequent degazetting as a chief by the president of Zambia on 29th May 2015.





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17th February 2016


By Daily Nation Reporter - 17/02/2016.


THERE will be anarchy in Western Province should the Barotse Royal Establishment continues to interfere in the affairs of other people’s tribes, says Chief Chiengele of the Mbunda people.

Chief Chiengele said the BRE officials must accept the outcome of the courts of law and stop fanning chaos in the region because they had their own agenda.

He reminded the BRE that there was a new amended Constitution that saw the omission of the Barotse Agreement of 1964, which he said the Lozis were using the same to oppress other tribes in the province.


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11th February 2016


By Barotseland Post - 11/02/2016.


We recently congratulated and pledged support to one of our Traditional leaders Chief (Mwene) Chiyengele Nyumbu in matters of consensus following the High Court ruling in his dethronement case. Lest we are misunderstood, is the ruling the end to the case? Can ruling in a matter be understood as judgement of the case?


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04th February 2016



By Daily Nation Newspaper Reporter - 04/02/2016.
The Mbunda speaking people of Western Province are happy with the high court ruling that allowed the reinstatement of Josaiah Nyumbu as Chief Chiengele.

Cha Mbunda cultural and writers' association national chairperson
Ndandula Libingi said the association stands to support all legally constituted Mbunda chiefdoms in the country


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09th January 2016


Abomination In Angola

Mukanda/Makithi ritual were yesterday exposed on Angola television.

What is Mukanda/Makithi ritual?

Please refer: http://www.mbundakingdom.org/mukanda.htm. Mbunda, Luvale, Chokwe Nyemba, Ngonjelo, Chimbandi, Mbwela and Luchazi ethnic groups take Mukanda/Makithi as sacred. What is practiced at this ritual must not be exposed or reveal to women or uncircumcised people. It has become factual recently that many ethnic groups are being circumcised at hospitals due to the advent HIV and AIDs pandemic, but that does not give them the right to be exposed to the ritual without undergoing through its traditional process.

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16-11-2012 17:40

It is Not The Mbundas' Position In Western Province That; "Good riddance Ngambela" as reported by the Times of Zambia 16th November 2012

As a representative and spokes organ of the Mbunda Speaking People in Zambia, Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association is refuting the statement in the Times of Zambia of 16th November 2012, attributed to have been issued by Chief Chiyengele of the Mbunda in Mongu, as the views or position of the Mbunda tribe of Western Province......................

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28-04-2012 20:00

Mbundas Maintain Opposition To Secession But Say Barotseland Agreement 1964 is Legal

Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association today held their Extra Ordinary Meeting today to review their position on Barotseland exactly one month after the Barotse National Council meeting in Mongu.....................

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15-04-2012 06:00

Mbundas against Barotse secession


THE Mbunda people of Mongu District in Western Province have charged that the call for secession of Western

 Province from Zambia is being driven by greed and selfishness by a few individuals in the area. Chief Chiyengele of the Mbunda in the district said his tribe would not allow the Lozi to push for...................



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14-04-2012 12:10

Mbundas Happy As Angola National Radio and Television Signals Are Installed and Received in The Mbundas capital, Lumbala Nguimbu, Moxico Province.

A report received today by Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association from Lumbala Nguimbo, Moxico Province and capital of the Mbunda Speaking People indicate that, the Angolan Government under the able leadership of His Excellency,
José Eduardo dos Santos and MPLA Party is making every effort to bring sanity to a city that.............................

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11-04-2012 09:30

Mbundas in Western Province Insist On the Restoration the Barotseland Agreemen

by courtesy of Zambezi fm Radio - Livingstone 

Mbundas in Western Province have insisted that the current government should restore the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 if the current impasse in the province is to be brought to a halt.....................

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08-04-2012 17:40



Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association has refuted claims eminationg from the Kaoma Nkoya meeting resolution that Mbundas were represented. Below is the full statement from Cheke Cha Mbunda..........

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-04-2012 18:00

PR concede audiência às autoridades tradicionais e eclesiásticas


.......................However, peace in relation to Angola is a unique phenomenon, which need to be taught and natured. Why do I say so? Angola has seen war for 35 years, as a result children who were born during the war grew up, married and bore children in war. Therefore to such people, peace is not in their vocabulary. War and personal security is all.............

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06-04-2012 19:47


King of Mbundas stresses importance of peace in the country's socioeconomic life

Luena - The Angolan socio-economic stability that the living and the consequent sustained growth, achieved through the peace achieved on 4 April 2002, were in Luena (Moxico) highlighted by the King of the tribe Mbunda, Mwene Mbandu III.


Speaking to the press, the sovereign, addressed on the development of.......................


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04-04-2012 17:40


PR concede audiência às autoridades tradicionais e eclesiásticas PR grants audience to traditional authorities and ecclesiastical

Luena - O Chefe de Estado angolano, José Eduardo dos Santos, concedeu hoje, quarta-feira, audiências separadas às autoridades tradicionais e eclesiásticas, no final da visita que efectua à cidade do Luena, capital da província do Moxico. Luena - The Angolan Head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, granted today, Wednesday, separate audiences to traditional authorities...................

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31. 03. 2012

Barotseland Agreement: What the House of commons says.


Mr. Ronald Bell (Buckinghamshire, South)

I was very sorry that I was not able to take part in the debate on Second Reading, because it ended earlier than I had expected and I thus lost that opportunity.

During that debate things were said about this Clause with which I would not have been in full agreement.

I should now like to say that I regard the outcome of the negotiations which led to the Barotseland Agreement of 1964 as one which was very happy both for Barotseland and for the new country of Zambia........................................................................................


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The Right Honorable Ngambela of Barotseland, Minyoluyi,

 We are from Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association. We regard this.................................

13Filed under: Breaking News |

Mbundas says they have no plans to block roads in Barotseland

The Mbunda speaking people have dismissed reports that they plan to block roads between Western province towns on.............................


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21. 12. 2011     20:15


Response to Mbunda people’ submission to Commission of Inquiry

Barotseland Freedom Movement

International Relations Secretariat


The Editor

Zambian WatchDog


Kindly find attached our response to the Mbunda people’s submission to the Barotse Shootings Commission of Inquiry. If you find it worthy publishing on your popular site, please do go ahead with our blessings.

Yours faithfully,

Shuwanga Shuwanga

Barotseland Freedom Movement International Secretary.


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11.23.2011 22:41

Historical Figures of the East Angola is the subject of debate in the UAS

Luanda - Students from various schools of Luanda debated today, Wednesday, at the headquarters of the Angolan Writers Union (UEA), the "Historic Figures of eastern Angola,".............

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22.11.2011    19:00


Cheke Cha Mbunda Submission to the Commission of Enquiry On The Mongu Riots of 14th January 2011 and The Commission of Enquiry On The Barotseland Agreement 1964 We are from Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association. It is an honor to be accorded this rear privilege to make these submissions from the Mbundas and their Chiefs in Zambia..............


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20.07.2011    08:00


No West secession talk
THE Mbunda and Nkoya Royal Establishments of Western Province say they will not allow any opposition party to talk about the secession of the region as a campaign issue.


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06.07.2011    18:00


Cheke Cha Mbunda Condemns Unfair Treatment of Mbunda Speaking People in Western Province and Calls For Mutual Respect and Co-existence Between Lozis and Mbundas

The National Chairman for Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association Ndandula Libingi, accompanied by the Cultural Sub-Committee Chairman, Chitumbo Musenge, is currently conducting a Mbunda History Book Launch Tour, in all five districts of Western Province, namely Kalabo, Senanga, Mongu, Kaoma, Lukulu and Kabompo in North Western Province in July 2011.


Speaking at the launch of the 2011 second edition of the Mbunda History Book at Yuka in Kalabo, where 850 people were in attendance, Mr. Libingi called on all the Mbunda Speaking People to stop regarding themselves as strangers in Western Province due to persistence unfair tribal treatment from some of their Lozi Speaking brothers.


He re-emphasized that Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association is the pillar and official representative of the Mbunda Speaking Peoples...............


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18.06.2011    17:29


94 Years Mbunda Bible Translation History Work Reveals Some Missionaries Animosity Against Mbunda Speaking People


..........However, Rev and Mrs. Emil Pearson missionary work which they started in Angola from 1919 to Sept. 1966 turned out to be a fight against the Mbunda Speaking People as opposed to Missionary J.W.V. Jakeman work who was in favour of using the Mbunda language in ministry work..........


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16-5-2011    16:20 hrs


Mbunda History Book 2011 Edition Launched in Luena, Angola


Luena residents in Moxico Province, Angola, woke up to a rear announcement on Radio Luena on 15th May 2011 that the Mbunda History Book "Chikota Cha Vambunda Kuthan'ulu Na Chithemwa Chavo" has arrived and launched in Angola.


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11-1-2011    17:00 hrs


Threats on the Mbunda Speaking People

 We received disturbing reports and fliers from Mongu, authored by a group of Barotseland Activists calling themselves ‘Linyungandambo”.  In these fliers, they are warning the Mbunda Speaking People to start packing and leave Barotseland before 14th January 2011 when they succeed from Zambia.


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08 -1 -2010    3:49 PM

Moxico governor assesses social projects


Luena – At the end of the trip, hand over...............to Bundas' King, Mwe Mbandu III, at Lumbala-Nguimbo locality.


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07 - 10 - 2009       08:00


Lukwakwa Traditional Ceremony 2009


Lukwakwa Traditional Ceremony for Senior Chief Sikufele in Manyinga, Kabompo this year was held successfully.


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19 - 09 - 2009    19:00


"Vilika Vya Mbunda" Cultural Extravaganza Launched in Lusaka


Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association today launched there " Vilika Vya Mbunda" Cultural Extravaganza event.


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14 - 09 - 2009    15:42



Cheke Cha Mbunda Cultural and Writers Association will be holding a double event “Vilika Vya Mbunda” (Mbunda Activities) Cultural Extravaganza, a practical fundraising cultural bonanza, by using the Mbunda Cultural Heritage and showcasing the art, culture and life of the Mbunda Speaking People in Angola, Namibia and Zambia.


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17-08-2009 13:23


King III Mwene Mbandu values cultural acts

Luena - The king of the tribe Bunda, Mwene Mbandu III Lifuti Mbandu, valued at the last end-of-week in-Lumbala Nguimbo,  municipality of the Bunda , province of Moxico, that cultural acts constitute the foundation of any tradition.


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Rei Mwene Mbandu III valoriza actos culturais

Luena - O rei da tribo Bunda, Mwene Mbandu III, Lifuti Mbandu, valorizou, no último fim-de-semana, em Lumbala-Nguimbo, município dos Bundas, província do Moxico, os actos culturais, por constituírem alicerce de qualquer tradição.


King Mbandu III encourages government to invest in socio economic programs.


King  Mwene Mbandu III, of the ethno-linguistic group Mbunda, today commended and encouraged in Lumbala Nguimbo, the Angolan government to continue to invest in programs of


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16-08-2008 23:50

Moxico Moxico
Investido rei dos Bundas em Lumbala Nguimbo King of the Butt invested in Lumbala Nguimbo


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Luena – O rei da etnia Mbunda, Mwene Mbandu III, foi investido hoje ao trono, na sede municipal dos Bundas, Lumbala Nguimbo,

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