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Aging gracefully: The author argues that old age is a badge of honour FILE PIC
Aging gracefully: The author argues that old age is a badge of honour FILE PIC

According to the latest population census report, there are over 165,000 people in Botswana who are 60 years and older.

Furthermore, according to this report, while just 10 years ago, the annual rate of increase for this age group was 2.86 percent, now it is 4.36 percent, almost double the one of the previous decade.

Put somewhat differently, more and more people in Botswana, as elsewhere, are living long enough to be old, as old age is generally accepted to begin at the age of 60.

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Urgent call: Stop the killing!

The previous week, we had an article about a police officer shooting his wife, and turning the gun on himself, whilst he died, his wife survived and is still in the hospital.Sadly that was not the only article we carried on intimate partner killings. There was the Francistown case, where a young woman allegedly stabbed her ‘former boyfriend’ and many others which were reported throughout the week.As all the reports were coming in, a Botswana...

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