Time running out for Namibian refugees

Botswana has provided refuge for thousands from neighbouring states, and a sizeable from other African countries.

During the struggle against apartheid South Africa, our southern neighbours sought refuge in many SADC countries and beyond. They stayed in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Tanzania, amongst other states. The struggle for freedom was won and some of the refugees returned home, whilst others naturalised as Batswana.

Namibia was also at some point faced with the same situation, the country then known as South West Africa, was fighting against the occupation of racist South African government, and racial discrimination. The struggle was also won and in 1990, Namibia gained independence. Today, the country with which we have so much in common, including the Kalahari/Namib desert, population size and the indigenous San people; is one of the most stable and economically thriving countries in the region. It has become the tourism haven for fun loving Batswana who during the Christmas holidays trek southwest-wards to explore-especially the Swakopmund sand dunes.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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