We must be resolute In dealing with racism

Some colleagues of mine and I landed at an airport in Sydney, Australia many years ago and before we were out of the terminal we had been interviewed and had had a our luggage checked four times.

To be sure, we were on government duty. When the fourth police officer approached us, we politely protested and asked why we were being picked on so frequently.

The police officer would tell us that his dog had taken interest in our luggage, which was nonsense. The skinny mongrel had been all over the terminal sniffing at bags and was never bothered about our bags.

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Are police trigger-happy?

Unfortunately, that day turned sour for those who were shopping at Sefalana Cash and Carry in Gaborone West Industrial.The exchange of fire that ensued between members of the Botswana Police Service (BPS) and robbers who had allegedly robbed a G4S cash-in-transit vehicle left two civilians dead, three robbers struck down, and an undisclosed number of citizens wounded.One deceased civilian is reportedly an employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial...

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