The BPF petty and personality politics will harm the UDC chances!

09 Sep 2019

The polling date for the 2019 Botswana general election has been set and election campaigns have moved into top gear. Commentators and politicians are having a field day with some making sense and others making no sense but still making headlines.

Khama posits chaos and anarchy for the UDC (Part I)

09 Sep 2019

By Cde Nikolai Olebeng

Drug Free Nation With Tutsana

06 Sep 2019


The Telegraph caught up with an outspoken, flamboyant anti-drug use ambassador in 31-year-old Tumelo Sengawane, who for the past few years, took a bold and active decision to quit drugs, alcohol and cigarettes.

Food insecurity: A looming catastrophe

06 Sep 2019


A Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) research paper by Pelotshweu Moepeng on “Food Security, Agricultural Policy and Environmental Interface: African Perspective” highlights that Botswana is a flat country with the Kalahari Desert covering more than two thirds of its size.

Do away with the Principal Residence and capacitate Registration Officers

06 Sep 2019

By Adam Phatlhe

A month away from the 2019 elections

06 Sep 2019

By Dan Molaodi

BDP Pledges to create meaningful jobs for Batswana

06 Sep 2019

By Mpho Balopi

Botswana is set to undergo a massive economic transformation that will bring it fully into the 21stcentury if the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), led by President Masisi, has anything to do with it.  

In its 2019 Election Manifesto, the BDP has made job creation its main priority.

The question is, how is the BDP going to do this?

Botswana embracing insults as part of normal electoral politics

02 Sep 2019

If you lack substance but can entertain a crowd at an open-air political rally (“freedom square”), then you are the real star at what has come be known as a “star rally.” You get to feature on the speaker roster because the organisers know that you will rouse the crowd, not enlighten it.

Death by birth

02 Sep 2019


At first take, a pregnant Motswana woman and a condemned man on death row have nothing in common. But look closer and a chilling parallel emerges: Pregnancy is a death sentence for hundreds of pregnant Batswana women mostly in rural areas.

Are the AU and SADC Africa’s undertakers?

02 Sep 2019

Although the constitution allows for people to peacefully demonstrate in favor of or against anything imposed on them, the government of Zimbabwe has virtually outlawed any form of demonstration, thereby closing any semblance of opening for their views to be heard.