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Voters will again be asked to trust and believe this October
Voters will again be asked to trust and believe this October

A little over half a century ago a little dusty nation with nearly no modern development to write home about gained independence.

Legend has it that there was ululation and jubilee in the air as euphoria engulfed the dusty, economically insignificant then tiny nation of Bechuanaland.

Many submitted ‘she’ would become a charity case. Forgive my use of the word legend, I say this because it seems as though the so-called independence has not had any impact in the true sense of the word. 

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Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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