Cry of the African Child

On the morning of June 16, 1976 about 20, 000 school children from Soweto marched against a racist administration that was systemically stripping them of their right to education.

Between 176 and 700 of them lost their lives on that day and in the subsequent two-weeks it took for the apartheid government to forcefully snuffle out the protests.

Blood had been spilt, young, innocent lives had been extinguished in an instant and the world was horrified. As the image of a dying Hector Pieterson became seared in the global conscience, a spirit even greater than the tragedy began to take root.

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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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