The Elephant Story: Time To Unite Against World Bullies

Back in the early 1990s, the newly independent Namibia had a tiff with old Botswana. Up there in the north west of Botswana is patch of land called Sedudu. The Island is so insignificant that in the rainy season it is completely covered with water.

Suddenly Batswana heard that Lieutenant General Ian Khama had sent a small army of members of the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) to guard the Island as the Namibians were making claims to it. A majority of the nation was hearing about the Island, for the first time. Still Batswana rose, calling on the BDF to stop the invasion to a piece of land we never knew we owned. Batswana, with zero experience in war were urging our troops to take on the new nation with strong military ammunition, and guerrilla war tactics earned from decades long battle for independence from apartheid South Africa. 

Batswana rose and were united behind president Sir Ketumile Masire, and Khama. Partisan politics were set aside. Thankfully, we never went to war. The world, the International Court of Justice, heard us, and Sedudu was handed to us, and life moved on.

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