Published in AIDS Weekly, November 20th, 2000
In his state of the nation message on November 7, 2000, Mogae told Parliament he was in the sad position of leading a country where "the killer disease had raised the national human toll to nightmarish proportions."
According to the United Nations, more than one-third of all adults in Botswana are infected with the virus that causes AIDS, the highest infection rate in the world.
"Probably half, if not more, of today's natural deaths...
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