Letter from Botswana: The rule of nostalgia

What is the accommodation between tradition and modernity, wonders Wame Molefhe.

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NI 468 - Fracking - the gathering storm - December, 2013

Letter from Botswana: independence or surrender?

It's time for the nation to shake off its lethargy, says Wame Molefhe.

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NI 467 - Time to rethink disability - November, 2013

Letter from Botswana: Africans, too

The humanity of some of the country’s citizens is often denied by tongue-clucking moralists, finds Wama Molefhe.

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NI 463 - Argentina's challenge - June, 2013

The wealth that walks

A Motswana (A citizen of Botswana) could probably give you a dozen reasons why the cow crossed the road, as Wame Molefhe discovers.

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NI 462 - Land grabs - May, 2013

Letter from Botswana: beautiful blue

Wame Molefhe describes her joy as the first rains chase winter away.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012

Letter from Botswana: 'There's a good side to this HIV'

A new birth offers a sign of hope for Lauri Kubuitsile.

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NI 453 - Protection racket - June, 2012

The hero in all of us

When the Botswanan football team went on a winning streak, a whole nation was inspired, writes Lauri Kubuitsile.

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NI 452 - Mental health - May, 2012

When a winning smile is not enough

Beauty contests are now big business, but have lost their appeal for Lauri Kubuitsile in her latest Letter From Botswana.

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NI 451 - Adapt or die - April, 2012

Letter from Botswana: ET is not an alien

New columnist Lauri Kubuitsile introduces dry and dusty Mahalapye- a town that has stolen her heart.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012

Country profile: Botswana

Since independence in 1966, Botswana’s annual growth rates have been the highest in the world – bar none. It is estimated that were it not for the impact of the HIV/AIDS pandemic, growth rates would be one or two per cent higher today.

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NI 415 - Drowning in plastic - September, 2008

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
Fracking - the gathering storm December, 2013
Time to rethink disability November, 2013
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
Land grabs May, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Protection racket June, 2012
Mental health May, 2012
Adapt or die April, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Drowning in plastic September, 2008
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