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Monday, September 28, 2020
We left off c.1827-28 with the Banyayi Mambo Chilisamhulu’s son Ntinima failing in his efforts to convince either his father or the Basenete She Tombale to offer a ...
Monday, September 21, 2020
We last left off c.1827 with Banyayi forces having mobilised against the Bangwato Kgosi Kgari’s invaders.
Monday, September 14, 2020
We last left off in 1826 with Banyayi Kingdom enjoying a sustained period of peace and prosperity when Mwali oracles warned the Mambo (King) Chilisamhulu Nichasike of the...
Monday, September 07, 2020
At the beginning of the 19th century, the Banyayi Kingdom under the rule of the Nichasike dynasty remained the largest and probably wealthiest indigenous state in souther...
Monday, August 31, 2020
Previously we have observed that many of Bakalanga communities in Botswana identify themselves as belonging to either the Balilima or Banyayi sub-groups.
Monday, August 24, 2020
Another local Bakalanga community are the Banambiya.
Monday, August 17, 2020
We left off in the late 17th century with the Banyayi ruler Chilisamhulu Nichasike Dombolakonachingwango, otherwise known to the Portuguese as Changamire Dombo, having at...
Monday, August 10, 2020
We left off c. 1685 with the Banyayi ruler Chilisamhulu having usurped the throne of the last Mambo of the Chibundule dynasty; thus establishing himself as the new suprem...
Monday, August 03, 2020
Chilisamhulu, later known as Nichasike, had long coveted Chibundule’s throne, but he was initially unable to overcome the power of the Mambo’s magic.
Monday, July 27, 2020
We left off observing that excavations at Khami and other Chibundule era sites further confirm that from 16th century the Bakalanga and their neighbours continued to be c...
Monday, July 13, 2020
We left off observing that some early Ikalanga traditions trace the formation of the first Bakalanga kingdom to the south west migration of people from the Mutapa state d...
Monday, July 06, 2020
The prehistory of Bakalanga of north-eastern Botswana and south-western Zimbabwe, along with other historically and linguistically associated Vashona groups is contentiou...
Friday, July 03, 2020
The late Gary Michael Wills made invaluable contributions to the advancement of Science Education, Teacher Training and Educational Publishing in Botswana.
Monday, June 29, 2020
The culture and identity of modern Botswana as a whole, and not just communities in the north-east, has its ancient Ikalanga roots.
Monday, June 22, 2020
We last left off with the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer or South African War of 1899-1902, noting that by the beginning of 1900 Dikgosi Bathoen I, Khama III and Sebele I had...
Monday, June 15, 2020
One can look upon at the late 19th century as a time when the Biblical Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse visited Southern Africa.
Monday, June 08, 2020
Previously we observed that during the last half decade of the 19th century Botswana was plagued by a series of natural disasters.
Monday, June 01, 2020
Previously, we noted that the 1918 Influenza Pandemic was officially estimated to have had a fatality rate of 5% within the Bechuanaland Protectorate, while further claim...
Monday, May 25, 2020
So far at least the ongoing COVID-19 crisis has not matched the degree of destruction caused by last century’s worst pandemic - the 1918 Influenza which globally in...
Monday, May 18, 2020
We left off in the first week of September 1963 with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe still in protective custody at Francistown Prison, following the failu...
Monday, May 11, 2020
We left off in the first week of September 1963 with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe in protective custody at Francistown Prison, where they were eagerly a...
Monday, March 30, 2020
Weleft off with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe having arrived in Francistown, where they were advised by the District Commissioner, Phil Steenkamp, that t...
Monday, March 23, 2020
We left off with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe havingarrived in Lobatse.
Monday, March 16, 2020
We left off in the early morning hours of August 11, 1963 with the jailbreak of four Umkonto we Sizwe (MK) cadres: Arthur Goldreich, Harold Wolpe, Mosie Moola and Abdul...
Monday, March 09, 2020
We left off with the June 21, 1963, departure of Samora Machel and Matias Mboa, from Francistown aboard a chartered East African Airways DC3 bound for Dar-es-Salaam.

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