Analysis

Pragmatic Seretse Khama rejected the man his son is embracing

18 Mar 2019

Speaking at a reception hosted at the Chinese Embassy almost a decade ago, then foreign affairs minister, Phandu Skelemani, recalled how as a young lawyer working for the Attorney General Chamber in 1975, he did the legal paperwork for the transfer of the chancery to the government of China. Given the occasion, there was a lot that the lawyer-turned-politician could have said but didn’t.

Venson’s last throw of the dice: are the numbers adding up?

18 Mar 2019

It looks like it will go down to the wire, pretty much.

And probably that is a good thing.

Any attempt to settle it by negotiations was misplaced.

It will require an election to settle all the phony noises.

There is no longer any hope of a ceasefire.

In fact the war has to be fought to the end so that there is a clear winner and a clear loser.

Khama or Country?

18 Mar 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The feud between the president and his predecessor is continuing and has been elevated yet to another level. The recent trip of the former president to India to meet up with the Dalai Lama has brought the matter of the feud to the fore in public discourse.

Oh, No! What have we done, Zimbabwe?

18 Mar 2019

I only noticed the teardrop that had made its way down my face after the short video clip had ended.

I had been watching a woman on the screen, tears dripping down her chin, as she patiently explained her problem, a nation’s problem.

Masisi is taking Botswana forward

15 Mar 2019

In a battle of ideas, just like in war, it is to be expected that the first casualty will be truth – objective truth. Individuals are creating their own truths.

Has Masisi lost the confidence of his cabinet and MPs?

15 Mar 2019

By Adam Phetlhe

Six Months away from the 2019 National Elections

15 Mar 2019

By Dan Molaodi

Odisitse Jele’s quest to ease transportation bottlenecks

15 Mar 2019

By Zeph Kajevu

Does Venson-Moitoi really have a right to contest BDP presidency?

11 Mar 2019

Never in the history of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has a sitting president been challenged at an elective congress, especially in an election year.

Councillor accuses Gaborone Mayor of falsifying resolution

11 Mar 2019

The Mayor of Gaborone, Kagiso Thutlwe, has come under fire from one of his own councillors for falsifying a resolution on behalf of the Gaborone City Council’s Executive Committee.

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