Month: Oct 2009

BOTSWANA’S 43RD ANNIVESSARY

Botswana is currently celebrating its 43rd anniversary of independence from British colonial rule. Like any developing country, Botswana has its share of problems – poverty, unemployment, skewed distribution of resources and their attendant vices. There are intra and inter party battles. The ruling party is marred by divisions so is the former official opposition the Botswana National Front (BNF). Moreover, the opposition parties in Botswana apparently find it difficult to unite against the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

THE MEDIA MUST STOP SOWING SEEDS OF AFROPHOBIA AND AFRICAN DISINTEGRATION

There is this malicious journalistic practice perpetuated in Ghana and many parts of Africa which is essentially working for African disintegration rather than unity and integration.

How many times have you read and heard about captions in Ghanaian media and other media houses in Africa that reads

Is The Media Responsible?
Is The Media Responsible?

similar to this “Two Nigerians and a local nabbed by Police for attempted drug trafficking”? What of this: “One Kenyan, two Ugandans and a local caught for fraud”? Betters still: “Two Ghanaians, three Senegalese and one Nigerian caught by Moroccan officials for illegal migration” This raise questions whether it is the nation that is at fault or the individual African people involved.

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