The dangers of toxic politics of ethnicity

Bangwato marching to their main kgotla in Serowe recently PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Bangwato marching to their main kgotla in Serowe recently PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Professor Okodima Nnoli reminds us that the post- colonial African state has always been engulfed in political bushfires and economic maladies.

The sentiments by Professor Nnoli are true as it is evident that all the sub regions of the African continent are submerged in various forms of violent conflict. The most unfortunate thing about such conflicts (current and in the past) is that they have really had an adverse impact on the socio-economic and political stability of many states.

Botswana, on the other hand, is one of the few countries in the continent that have never experienced any form of violent conflict since independence. In addition, the country has never gone through the horrors of the liberation struggle that other countries such as Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and others had to endure before attaining their independence.

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Stop the children killing madness!

The incident comes on the heels of a similar one where a father murdered his two toddlers in Francistown. As we grapple with the shock and sorrow of this loss, it is essential to address the underlying issues that led to such a horrific outcome.Our hearts go out to the innocent victims, the three boys aged 13, 10, and eight who lost their lives in circumstances that defy comprehension. Their deep cuts and untimely demise have left a scar on the...

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