When Mugabe stood between Botswana, Namibia


Prompted by Robert Mugabe’s nostalgic look into SADC history at the SADC Summit on Monday, Mmegi Correspondent, GALE NGAKANE digs into his own archives and finds yesteryear gems

Does anyone recognise the big role President Robert Gabriel Mugabe of Zimbabwe played as mediator when Botswana and Namibia nearly went to war in the 1990s over a seemingly insignificant piece of island in the Chobe River called Sedudu?

The island, which is five square kilometres, is situated in the middle of the mighty Chobe River on the western side of Kasane. There are times when it is submerged in water and others when the waters subside.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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