Welcome President Mugabe, but...

The father of African struggle against white supremacy, and President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe will be with us for several days as he pays a visit to the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone.

He is the only reigning leader who was in power when this organisation was established, in 1980. Mugabe has ruled his country since then, at the time when it was breadbasket for the southern Africa region.

Political stability has evaded the country over the years, since early 2000s, hitting hard on the performance of the economy, which succumbed. This instability and economic collapse forced millions of Zimbabweans to flee their country seeking economic freedom in neighbouring countries and beyond. The economy of Zimbabwe has not been doing well since early 2000s to this day.

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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