Splendor of Africa, one of my favorite videos





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Uploaded on May 8, 2008

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I've used parts of it in other videos, but it won't hurt to upload the whole thing on my channel

Video at 8:00-8:40: That's what I mean when I say traditional African societies typically had good government, it's called accountability!

Although there is more than one way to use checks and balances

Speaking of which this is interesting:

"From the day Botswana was born as a nation in 1966, its people have struggled hard to preserve their democratic way of life, and at the same time take advantage of their rich cultural diversity. These values were not imported, and they certainly were not imposed from outside. In other words, participatory democracy did not come with the advent of independence. It had always been part of our culture. Our traditional Kgotla system of democracy provided a forum at which all stakeholders could sit together, consult and map out strategies for community development. What happened at independence was simply the advancement of the traditional Kgotla system to a higher level of parliamentary democracy.

The stability and social harmony that Botswana has been so blessed to enjoy over the past thirty-seven years of independence is inherent in our culture of peace and tolerance. Batswana, from time immemorial have revered the saying that "it is better to jaw jaw than to war war". This has enabled us to focus our efforts on what binds us together and not what divides us."



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