The sleeping giants


Parasites live around and in us. They are micros- organism, which take various forms that look like alien beings. Indeed the microscopic pictures of many (viruses, bacteria, or worms) show them having red eyes, legs, tails, horn like tentacles/antennas, and some even have hair, where you gape in wonder: “what on Earth is this?” (naare selo se ke eng?).

They are intelligent beings from outside our world, with potential and the awesome power to eliminate human life on Earth.

The bubonic plague of 1348-1352 wiped out a huge population of Europe 700 years ago. The influenza virus of 1918-1919 claimed about 500 million lives in the world in a short space of about six months. Scientists remain puzzled as to how the virus started at the same time of 1918 in different continents, as if it had been hibernating in the humans just ready to burst out at a given time. The recent Ebola pandemic claimed about 10,000 lives in West Africa within a short space of time in 2014. The small Botswana population is evidently dwindling from “strange” deaths whose real cause is not known. Something out there, not readily seen is picking people one after the other.

Editor's Comment
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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