Refugee ‘chickens’ homebound to roost

Global humanitarian crisis is engulfing the Middle East, parts of northern and western Africa as well as South America, as economic and political refugees fight for shelter, a better life and hope in Europe, the US and Australia.

In our times, this is the biggest refugee crisis seen outside of a global conflict period, spreading across the world and affecting at least 19 million people.

While the world has always had a “refugee issue” the conflicts sparked by the Arab Spring, particularly in volatile Syria have triggered this latest crisis and most of those on the move for better pastures are citizens of the strife-torn Middle Eastern country.

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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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