Finding the apple and snake in the Eden of the Makgadikgadi

Trees of Lekhubu Island at Makgadikgadi Pans. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES.jpg
Trees of Lekhubu Island at Makgadikgadi Pans. PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES.jpg

This week started on a high for Botswana with leading international headlines reporting the news that our Makgadikgadi has been identified as the singular cradle of all modern humans.

However, the study says this happened some 200,000 years ago when the landscape was a lake, lush green and replete with even more wildlife on which our forebears feasted.

This is based on the research led by, amongst others, geneticist Professor Vanessa Hayes of the Garven Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, Australia working with a team from the University of Pretoria.

Editor's Comment
Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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