The Conspiracy

Written on this very day eighty-eight years ago: “I want to let you know that I have already left, even though I do not like it. I just had to follow the Whiteman’s orders.

But I also want you to be aware that this does not just affect me, but you all as well, all the Chieftainships of the Northern and Southern Protectorate, and of the Union. Help! Help! Help! Our land and nation are going”- “Your elder brother” Kgosi Sebele II to Kgosi Tshekedi Khama, Mahikeng 10 June 1931, being the day of Sebele’s final departure for Ghanzi.

Previously, we noted that at the time of his 1929 appointment as the Resident Commissioner of the Bechuanaland Protectorate, Charles Ferdinand Rey was already determined to radically reduce the powers of local dikgosi, as a prelude to the territory’s anticipated transfer into the Union of South Africa.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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