Envoy bids Botswana farewell


Botswana marked a special chapter in my African journey and is the highlight of my professional career. I love Africa! I have spent 18 years of my life living and working on the continent. I raised my children in Africa, and they intend to return when they find an opportunity. My wife Angie and I often talk about retiring on the continent.

There is nothing I want more than to share my experiences with other Americans - to tell them about the wonderful friendships, adventures, people, and places that have left their indelible marks on my family and me.

Thank you, Botswana, for introducing me to Botho - a concept of mutual respect and personal responsibility for your neighbors. Thank you for sharing the beautiful Kalahari, Botswana’s blue skies, your incredible pans, and your love for cattle and farming. But my deepest gratitude goes to the wonderful people of Botswana who have welcomed me and my family and made Botswana truly special.

Editor's Comment
A woman’s right to choose: Or is it?

Here in Botswana, we have many single-parent households, mostly female-led, so what does that suggest? That some fathers choose to ditch the responsibility of caring for their children and leave them to the ones who carry them during pregnancy to do the heavy lifting.Of course, in other dynamics, there are instances where the father wants to keep the baby and the would-be mother does not want to, hence the saying ‘whose body is it anyway’.In...

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