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Lesego Nswahu Nchunga
  • Walking into a coup d'etat – 'The man who smiles every day with death'

    I will never betray your trust. Death does not scare me, I saw it every day on the battlefield. It’s failure that scares me. If death marries me on the way to our target, do not mourn me. Don’t make my grave a sanctuary. I did what I thought was...

  • Walking into a coup d'etat – internal conflict

    I don’t think that even with the numerous shocking changes to our lives (enter petrol changes, electricity rates hikes and numerous losses of public funds to poorly prosecuted cases) over the last three years, a coup would be something I would ever...

  • Walking into a coup d'etat in Ouagadougou

    Hot humid and dusty! Those were my first thoughts as we disembarked from the very small East African airline. French filled the air! The language, the culture. There was a dusky hue to the horizon, like a scene in a high-end film when the protagonist...

  • A 2022 COVID Resolution

    In West Africa, Omicron has only recently started peaking. To date, only 52% of the population of the global South are fully vaccinated, and in few countries the booster shot has now been introduced, and people are invited to get theirs.I find...

  • Palatable patriarchy 1 – Introduction

    I hate that patriarchy teaches women self-preservation at the expense of everyone and everything else. This self-preservation often results in the softening of our tongues to explain away systems and situations which are, by themselves, protective of...

  • Abrahamic religions and the history of regulating morality

    Often, in our culture, oppression is perpetuated by religious puritans for whom life is either or, without the slightest regard for the actual complexities in which we exist, and the spectrums of identities, and specifically sexual identity.The...

  • The Decriminalisation of Same-Sex Intimacy: An Introduction to the role of Religious Institutions in advancing Stigma and Discrimination

    The judges, as the world watch, delivered their decision, decriminalizing same sex intimacy and illustrating the kind of Decoloniality of power which should be expected from an institution such as the judiciary. The compelling decision took so many...

  • 16 Days Of Activism For No Violence Against Women And Girls – Sexual Harrassment In The Workplace

    Violence against women stems from the low status of women, traditionally, socially as well as in other structures and institutions. It is a symptom of the abuse of power and assumed positions of authority, in order to control women and...

  • The Nation On A Cliff

    I would really like to engage on the lack of context or even critical engagement with fact under social upliftment, and how what was actually shared were an ideal Botswana and the first lady’s project. However, like the Law Society of Botswana, and...

  • The Need To Encourage, Uphold And Protect Cultural Rights – Reclaiming Culture?

    Generally, when we consider human rights, we are often referring to civil and political rights, or social and economic rights. We hardly speak of cultural rights. This is of course not to say they don’t exist, but rather to acknowledge that in many...

  • A Reflection on the nation in a State of Emergency – a final analysis of the othered

    Explored in the earlier chapters or pieces in this we looked at the impact of the limitations included in the measures taken in responding to the pandemic, on various communities, women of who were already vulnerable, and some who were made...

  • A Reflection on the Nation in A State of Emergency – The Othered

    The State of Emergency was extended to six (6) months by a Special Parliamentary Meeting on 9 April 2020 through section 17 of the Constitution which limits to six (6) months, the maximum period for which such a declaration can be approved. The...

  • A Reflection on the Nation in A State of Emergency – The Othered

    Parliament had to be re-convened to amend the Electoral Act, in order to allow the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) to update the voters’ role and allow more potential voters to register for the elections. This State of Emergency was...

  • A Reflection on the Nation in A State of Emergency – An observer’s perspective

    By end of April 2020, the numbers had risen to 22 with one fatality and two local transmissions, the rest being imported. This prompted government to put measures in place to contain the virus.These measures, the SoE and nationwide lockdown came into...

  • A Reflection on The Nation in a State of Emergency – What is the State of Emergency?

    This declaration was decreed in exercise of the powers vested in the president by section 17(1) of the Constitution of Botswana. The S.O.E. followed the recognition and declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a global pandemic, on 11 March 2020 by...

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