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The United Kingdom Leaves the EU


After three-and-a-half years, three prime ministers and seemingly endless votes in Parliament since the 2016 Brexit referendum, Britain finally becomes the first ever country to leave the European Union at 11:01 p.m. GMT on Friday.

Despite this cataclysmic event, almost all of the immediate changes will be invisible to the public. The United Kingdom will enter the transition period that was agreed between the British government and the EU. And the terms of that agreement mean that for the next 11 months, the UK remains an EU member state in all but name.

This has given hope to Barotseland’s demand for independence in that His former protectorate has execised it’s right for self determination, people have a right to self-determination, and what has been accomplished in in Europe is an example Africa can learn from. Barotseland agreed to be part of what is now called Zambia, the condition of the agreement where not met, Zambia abrogated the agreement and therefore Barotseland has a right to self-determination.

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