Children thrown into Caprivi political fire

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The plight of children is taking centre stage as the Government of Botswana is reportedly hauling former Namibian refugees still remaining at the Dukwi Refugee Camp to the Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants (FCII) pending a clandestine and forced deportation to their country of origin.

Amongst the detainees are 30 students due to write national examinations, made up of 11 Standard 7s, 10 Form 3s and nine Form 5s. The exams are in a few weeks’ time.

The earliest statistics from sources near the refugee camp reported that 66 refugees, including their hand-cuffed leader, Felix Kakula were transported to the FCII last Friday (6/09/19) while an additional 69 were expected to have been moved on Monday (09/09/19). Kakula was initially isolated from others but was later reunited with them.

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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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