Agence France-PresseAugust 18, 2013 11:01
Zambian authorities have arrested 45 people on suspicion of being part of a separatist movement, the defence minister said Sunday.
They were apprehended over three days last week after trying to hoist their own flag in the poor west of the country, which has long been rocked political tumult.
"So far 45 Barotseland activists have been arrested and are currently in police cells, although they have not been formally charged," Geoffrey Mwamba told AFP.
"You can not declare a government within a government -- that is treasonable."