Columnists

It is the poor who shall bear the brunt of economic populism

14 Oct 2019

Today by far a significant demographic majority of Batswana were born after the country had gained independence.

That is an era that coincided with a time when diamonds had been discovered and had started to put the country through the paces, ushering in a long streak of prosperity and economic growth.

The “surprising embrace of a bitter rival…”

14 Oct 2019

Congratulations are in order. Africa has done it again.                                              

Africa has produced yet another Nobel Peace Prize laureate.          

The Reasons why UDC cannot Win this Election

14 Oct 2019

By Richard Moleofe

MEK MASISI’s NEW BDP TO WIN OUTRIGHT

14 Oct 2019

By Mr Kealeboga “Killer Mkhwanazi” Jameson

Ian Khama:  A shameless tribalist and his Kalanga lapdog

14 Oct 2019

Botswana has held elections regularly since March 1965. All the elections have been won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) which has been in power for 54 years this year, excluding their years in the colonial era Legislative Council.  This year’s general elections promise to be different from all the previous elections.

A road to nowhere!

08 Oct 2019

In two weeks, Botswana will head to the polls.

Botswana’s electoral campaign has been nothing but a field of transactional redoubt.

In quite an unprecedented way, the country has become a centre of attraction for the sub-region’s shady geopolitical underworld.

International mafia billionaires are lining up for a piece of Botswana – literally.

Intransigent cattle owners defy Kgatleng District Council

08 Oct 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

South Africa’s education system is a copy and paste of the UK education system

08 Oct 2019

I propose to begin by quoting the Pharaoh of African studies, Dr Cheikh Anta Diop when he wrote:

Creating unrealistic electoral expectations by politicians is irresponsible

30 Sep 2019

The best policy when going into any election is to always prepare for the worst, while of course hoping that in the end things will turn out alright.Perhaps far more than ever before, Botswana is going into an election with an opposition that is upbeat, brazenly defiant – even rude and buoyant.

Masisi deserves a fresh mandate

30 Sep 2019

The pathetic nature of politics can make you laugh through your tears.  Perhaps that is why I have always preferred to be a political commentator who just raves about politics rather than consider them.  Botswana is headed to the polls in just under a month, October 23 to be precise, and as observed by American provocative author P.J.

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