Analysis

If they want to retain their independence, Bank of Botswana must stay away from politics

08 Apr 2019

Retaining the face of Ian Khama on the P10 bill notes is no longer possible to justify.

Bank of Botswana has to make a choice; to delve full throttle into politics or to keep their independence.

They cannot have both.

At the moment the Central Bank is dabbling in politics.

And for that they will pay a heavy price – they will lose their independence.

The “dirty money” tag undermines efforts to attract investors

08 Apr 2019

Regardless of what we might think as a people and a country, the world seems to have reached a near consensus that we are the home of money laundering – a world launderette of dirty money.

This is a very serious tag.

It goes against all that we stand for as a people.

The BDP must disown former President Dr Khama in order to redeem itself from the holy mess it created!

08 Apr 2019

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) introduced him into politics allegedly against his will; they parachuted him to the state presidency without having to sweat it out with others; they forced him down our throats without much resistance mainly because of royalty; they supported and defended him religiously; they give him the aura of a distinctively unmatched president and for 20 years Ian Kham

Zimbabweans are making Botswana a banana republic

08 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Last week the Chairman of the Mogoditshane/Thamaga Sub-District Council told a harrowing story overRadio Botswana on how one family in Tsorogwane Lands near Kumakwane was attacked by Zimbabweans like a pack of wolves.

FYI: Not everybody votes in a BDP national congress

01 Apr 2019

With the historic Botswana Democratic Party national congress that is bringing infamy to Kang only a few short days away, a curious class of members in either faction is planning to not only attend the congress but also vote. However, there is one little really big problem: not every card-carrying member of the party qualifies to vote.

The nation needs to move past Kang; and fast

01 Apr 2019

It’s Kang or nothing, we are being told.

The question though is what’s next after Kang?

Kang, a tiny, dusty and sleepy village in the southern tip of the Kgalagadi has become synonymous to an albatross hanging around the neck of a nation.

In the overall scheme of things, except for its overly proud people, Kang as a place really has no claim to fame.

Surnames are personal; totems are national

01 Apr 2019

For Zimbabwe’s rulers, Tropical Cyclone Idai is the best thing that has yet happened to them since they wrestled power from Robert Mugabe.

The cyclone unwittingly directed international attention and sympathy on the devasted people of Zimbabwe whose leaders were only too glad to stand up in the glare of worldwide media in mock helplessness.

Ian Khama: The man, the myth and all the sacrifices

01 Apr 2019

The Voice newspaper of the 25th January 2019 carried an interview with former President Ian Khama in which he told its correspondent, one Sharon Mathala,  that politics was never his chosen career path, that he had chosen another life for himself after the BDF and that he had personally sacrificed a lot to rule this country.

There is need for new entrants in the country’s fibre network space

01 Apr 2019

Statistics show that Bofinet, the country’s leading fibre network provider and its existing competitors still have a lot of ground left to cover before the country can be anywhere near to being fully connected to internet.

And that is not all.

The Dawn of an Era in Botswana

01 Apr 2019

By Shirley Segokgo

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.

And he will be called Mokgweetsi (Driver), Eric (Ruler), Keabetswe(it is given to me), Masisi (Meticulous, Circumspect).

Of the greatness his government and peace there will be no end.

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