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The Lost Kingdom (Part 13)– MWALI’S REVENGE
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 ...
The Lost Kingdom (Part 12) – Mwali’s Curse
Monday, September 21, 2020
We last left off c.1827 with Banyayi forces having mobilised against the Bangwato Kgosi Kgari’s invaders.
The Lost Kingdom (Part 11) – The Fall Of The Banyayi
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...
The Lost Kingdom (Part 10) – The Fall Of The Banyayi
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...
The Lost Kingdom (Part 9)
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.
The Lost Kingdom (Part 8)
Monday, August 24, 2020
Another local Bakalanga community are the Banambiya.
The Lost Kingdom (Part 7)
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...
The Lost Kingdom (Part 6)
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...
The Lost Kingdom (Part 5)
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.
The Lost Kingdom (Part 4)
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...
Back 4D Future For 11/7/20: The Lost Kingdom (Part 3)
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...
The Lost Kingdom (Part 2)
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...
A lifetime of service to education
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.
The Lost Kingdom Of The Mambo
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.
The Third Batswana-Boer War (1899-1902)
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...
The Four Horses
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.
The Great Plague (Ii)
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.
The Great Plague
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...
Botswana's 1918 Pandemic
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...
The Great Escape (6)
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...
The Great Escape (Part 5)
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...
The Great Escape Part 4
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...
The Great Escape (Part 3)
Monday, March 23, 2020
We left off with MK fugitives Arthur Goldreich and Harold Wolpe havingarrived in Lobatse.
The Great Escape (Part 2)
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...
The Great Escape (Part 1)
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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BFA Recommends Gradual Football Return
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has recommended a gr...
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Companies have approached the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) ...
COVID-19 havoc at DPP as F/town office closes
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Rakgare Announces Return Of Sport
The Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Develop...
Women's Football Gets FIFA Relief
The Botswana Football Association (BFA) has revealed that al...
COVID-19 trips up well-laid economic plans
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) anchored its 2019 manife...
COVID-19 hits F/town schools
FRANCISTOWN: The President of Botswana Sectors for Educators...
The Art Lab relaxes guests amidst COVID-19
The last time I had colored something was with a crayon in p...
Resilient banks ride over Covid crisis
The country’s local banks tapped into digital channels...
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