Hail Peter Magosi - the inept crown prince of a new nationalism!

Montserrat Guibernau defines a nation as “a human group conscious of forming a community, sharing a common culture, attached to a clearly demarcated territory, having a common past and a common project for the future and claiming the right to rule itself”.

Awareness, territory, history and culture all matter. Nations are unique in the makeup of character and worth.

To what extent is a group aware of distinctiveness from other groups? It is this historically persistent cultural identity, and one that makes a majority within a given territorial area that defines a nation. Awareness and acceptance of a claim of nationalism constitutes real consciousness that induces and engenders a sense of national belonging.

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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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