Analysis

Khama too culturally western to be ‘tribalistic’

20 May 2019

As the battle for executive power between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President General Ian Khama escalates, the latter’s campaign has been cast in tribal terms. As the son of Founding President and abdicated Bangwato tribal leader, Sir Seretse Khama, Gen. Khama was installed as Paramount Chief in 1979 at a ceremony that the young Masisi says he attended.

Given the magnitude of grand corruption in Botswana, President Dr Masisi must seek international assistance from the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) initiative!

20 May 2019

Over the years, Batswana have been left flustered and bewildered by the train of newspaper reports about high levels of corruption in the economy. Surprisingly, incidences of corruption run parallel to government efforts to combat the same implying that corruption threatens to destroy the Botswana economy, sooner than later.    

A response to public responses

20 May 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

My small notes to the Minister of Foreign Affairs

20 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Wake me up in the middle of the night and quiz me on anything regarding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and I will jump out of bed and get a good score. From my primary school days in the early 1970s, I surely recall a lot of things that have been business for this ministry.

Just who is ‘living in fear’ in today’s Botswana?

13 May 2019

During a stop-over in South Africa on his way to India to meet the Dalai Lama, President Ian Khama told SABC television that his VIP protection had been withdrawn by the Botswana government to protest his controversial trip. Shortly thereafter, pictures of Khama accompanied by Botswana VIP Protection Officers in India appeared online.

By consorting with Khama, the UDC is sailing too close to the winds

13 May 2019

An era of conviction politicians, it would seem has now left us.

In its place have come politicians driven by expediency and convenience.

When everything is based on convenience, the first victim is often the truth.

That is consciousness with which we must approach the fast approaching election season.

The outlawing of Zimbabwe’s majority

13 May 2019

A few days ago, a judge in Zimbabwe issued a judgement saying that the leader of the main opposition in Zimbabwe, Mr. Nelson Chamisa, who many believe defeated current president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, in the last presidential elections were it not of the age-old election tempering, is illegally occupying the leadership of the largest and most popular opposition party.

Air Botswana schedule inconsistencies killing travel in and out of Botswana

13 May 2019

It is no longer a laughing matter. Something has to be done to save Air Botswana, including from itself.

The airline is giving the country a bad name and in the process making itself and the country a laughing stock.

The airline still keeps a schedule, but does not follow it.

This is causing travelers untold emotional misery, inconvenience and also money.

Understanding Khama’s Frustrations

13 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Following the big meeting in the Serowe kgotla last week Saturday, I have come to fully comprehend Khama’s frustrations. The feud between Khama and Masisi is not the source of the former president’s problems. The underlying problem is with power.

Masisi can lay claim to Seretse Khama’s legacy, the son can’t

08 May 2019

Whether he was a consummate democrat or not, Botswana’s founding president, Sir Seretse Khama, made a good first impression on people who constitute a significant voter block as well as on an equally significant number of their descendants.

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