As I se it

Botswana, a united and proud nation?

I could have gone back to live in South Africa in 1994 when the country killed its crazy apartheid policy and legislated for freedom and democracy.  I went to do Standard V in South Africa at a young age of 13,  continued my education in a foreign country, identified with the liberation movement, fell in love and married a South African; I boasted more South African acquaintances and friends than I had in the Bechuanaland Protectorate.

Despite the sweet memories I carried from there, I didn't love South Africa more than Botswana. Botswana was my first love; Bobonong the stony hamlet where I was born always counted high in my thoughts even while I 'fought foreign wars' as one of my BDP friends portrayed me during a motion of no confidence debate I piloted in Parliament, a few months after becoming an opposition MP!

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This period, running from May 20 to 31 2024, is crucial for those who have not yet registered to vote. This announcement comes in response to a significant shortfall in registered voters following the recent registration period. As it stands, only 62% of the target number of voters registered, leaving a considerable gap.With Botswana's general elections scheduled for October, every eligible citizen needs to register and exercise their...

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