Analysis

In 2000, a now 98-year old Motswana man was working 24/7 in a still-warm war zone

22 Apr 2019

If the Democratic Republic of Congo has anything resembling peace and normalcy, then it is because a still sprightly, 98-year old Motswana man played a key role to bring about such outcome.

Kang has turned out to be a hoax equivalent of Y2K – but the real storm is on its way

22 Apr 2019

After Kang, the salvoes have silenced down – somewhat.

It’s important however to highlight that it will not be for long.

For now it seems like the much predicted and anticipated Armageddon was a wild exaggeration.

The ruling party went to Kang and came back from Kang in one piece.

No apocalypse happened.

The much predicted end of earth has not happened.

The art of deception

22 Apr 2019

There is an emerging pattern that defines MEKM; from deceiving SKIK, cajoling the opposition and trade unions in order to be seen to be an inclusive leader, impersonating Barack Obama, manipulating the media, elbowing Venson-Moitoi to embarking on Santa Claus politics of throwing money at problems in return for votes in October 2019 which smacks of deception, narcissism, ruthlessness and unbrid

There are gaps in Mathambo’s war cry

22 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The newly appointed Director General at the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime has promised the nation that he is going to work overtime to see convictions on those who have acted corruptly in the past. Is this empty rhetoric or are we going to see action from this fellow?

Synthetic diamonds spell difficult future for Botswana’s economy

22 Apr 2019

According to research statistics, lab manufactured diamonds account for only 2 percent of the global trade that stands at over $US 17billion.

Estimates are however that by 2023, jewellery from synthetic diamonds could reach USD 5 billion, which is 5 percent of global diamond jewellery.

Clearly this is an industry on an upswing trajectory, eating exactly on natural diamonds.

President Dr Masisi may have helped groom a dictator but he will never be a dictator himself!

22 Apr 2019

There are mounting concerns that the euphoria that has accompanied Dr Masisi’s presidency may inevitably create a dictator in him. The fears are anchored on the conjecture that when voters get to describe their leader as the best thing that ever happened to them, they are effectively creating a personality cult.

How to get UDC back on track

15 Apr 2019

"UDC victory is by no means inevitable." Almost like a mantra this is what Umbrella for Democratic Change leader Duma Boko needs to say every morning when he wakes up and every evening when he goes to bed.

The reason is simple.

BNF of which Boko is also the leader happens to be the linchpin of the UDC.

Who The Cap Fit? Why I agree with Kwapa and Kwapeng

15 Apr 2019

“Man to man is so unjust, you don’t know who to trust. “Some will hate you, pretend they love you, then behind, they try to eliminate you”.

You may be wondering as to why I am making reference to Bob Marley’s song?

No paper napkins for the crocodile

15 Apr 2019

Schadenfreude is a word that incites anger in me.                                                                    

It is vile; it is incendiary. It describes the worst a person could ever be.

Schadenfreude sums up a person’s personality to the extent of suffocating whatever might be good about a person.

The word mixes harm, joy and damage and the outcome is foul.

Unprecedented security for BDP Congress

15 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

If you live anywhere along the Trans Kgalagadi highway, one would never have missed the security deployment that was organized for Kang where the BDP congress was held this past weekend. This was total Armageddon.

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