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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.
Monday, March 02, 2020
We left off in March 21, 1963, with Samora Machel and his comrades Matias Mboa and Angelo Vasoues de Lisboa having collectively undergone vetting by the head of the BP ...
Monday, February 24, 2020
We left off in March of 1963, with Mozambique’s future first President Samora Machel and his comrade Matias Mboa having crossed the border at Ramatlabama aboard t...
Monday, February 17, 2020
Mozambique’s first president, Samora Machel, was born in the village of Chilembene in the Gaza district of Mozambique as the third born son of Mandhande Moises Ma...
Monday, February 10, 2020
This year’s calendar of events is expected to include the opening of the Samora Machel Museum in Lobatse, which will celebrate the memory of one of Africa’s...
Monday, February 03, 2020
We left off with Nelson Mandela having wasted little time between his evening landing in Kanye and return to South Africa via Pioneer Border Gate.
Monday, January 27, 2020
We left off with Fish Keitseng having been joined by Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela at Mbeya, Tanganyika.
Monday, January 20, 2020
We left off with Nelson Mandela having safely departed by air for Dar-es-Salaam from Lobatse on January 19, 1962, after having spent a week in Peleng township hiding from...
Monday, January 13, 2020
We left off with select members of the Bechuanaland Protectorate (BP) Police busy giving Constable Moabelo, Sergeant Pio and other members of the South African Police (S....
Monday, December 16, 2019
We left off late in the morning of January 12, 1962 with the Divisional South Special Branch Officer, Inspector Innes-Ker, having finally contacted Nelson Mandela at the ...
Monday, December 09, 2019
We left off late in the afternoon of January 11, 1962 with Mandela’s driver Mohammed Cajee, then travelling under the alias Mohammed Ismael, having been hauled into...
Monday, December 02, 2019
According to the Border Register, the motor van had reached Pioneer Gate at 11:15 on Thursday morning, January 11, 1962.
Monday, November 25, 2019
We left off in December 1945 with the violent suppression of a mutiny amongst Basotho APC troops, resulting in three deaths and a dozen more wounded.
Monday, November 18, 2019
When Batswana enlisted in the African Pioneer Corps from 1941 they were assured by both their Dikgosi and British officials that their tour of duty would last until the...
Monday, November 11, 2019
We left off in August 1944 with Batswana APC companies engaged in allied efforts to overrun the German 10th Army’s last major defences in the mountainous terrain of...
Monday, November 04, 2019
After the fall of Naples and the crossing of the Sangro and Volturno rivers, in October-November 1943, fighting between the Anglo-American led United Nations and German...
Monday, October 28, 2019
The Second World War was fought as a “total war” in which entire societies were mobilised to defeat the enemy.
Monday, October 21, 2019
With the nation going to the polls this week, we take a pause in our coverage of Batswana in World War II to look at the dynamics of our first national election, held i...
Monday, October 14, 2019
We left off with at the port of Bari, Italy, where the Batswana of 1979 APC Smoke Company lost five men, with another seven critically wounded, while distinguishing the...

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