Botswana Basics

Ronnie, History, Gaberone, Botswana. Bechuanaland Bechuanaland was declared a British Protectorate in 1885 to protect against the rising forces in South Africa. The British eventually wanted the territory to merge with Cape Colony or with Rhodesia. Although there were many attempts to annex Bechuanaland, they were all halted by Bechuanaland leaders. During the years of … Continue reading Botswana Basics

Before I Go (and a few days after I arrived)

Ronnie, Before We Go, Gaborone, Botswana. Why I Wanted to Experience Africa Being an African American in the United States, one can feel disconnected from not only mainstream American society but also in terms of heritage. Most of what we learn in school about black history involves oppression: from the slave trade to the Jim … Continue reading Before I Go (and a few days after I arrived)