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Kgosi’s arrest was choreographed from Tsholetsa House

21 Jan 2019

By Richard Moleofe

We all welcome the arrest of Isaac Kgosi which by all accounts was long overdue. This is no ordinary mortal, he is the former boss of the national intelligence organ in this country.

Mr. President, stay strong through the turbulence

18 Jan 2019

If you listened to a certain section of the media, you would think there was some kind of national crisis. You would assume that we have a constitutional crisis. We don’t! There is only one president and his name is His Excellency Dr. Eric Masisi. Fullstop. He has the full powers of a sitting President. Ga se motshwareledi.

Rre Mogae’s comments on Venson-Moitoi’s candidature should seriously disappoint the Mo Ibrahim Foundation

18 Jan 2019

By Adam Phetlhe

Compliments and welcome to the silly political season that has started in earnest. We are spoilt for choice!

No plans to expel BPP

18 Jan 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has noted word going around in some circles that it wants to expel the Botswana People's Party (BPP) from its fold because of differences over ward allocations. This is definately not true. If any individual within the UDC expressed such a posiyion, we would like to strongly distance ourselves from it.

A  Masisi/Khama deal has potential to create moral equivalent between a Head of State and a wayward warlord

13 Jan 2019

From the beginning it is important to state upfront that what the ruling party elders are doing in trying to reconcile President Mokgweetsi Masisi with Ian Khama is patently wrong and ill-advised.

2019: The year of elections

13 Jan 2019

By Richard Moleofe

This year is not only special to this country but to the African continent -politically speaking. It’s a year in which many states will be going for elections. Elections in Africa always seem to have a completely different rhythm as compared to other democracies.

Botswana party politics caught in a catch 22; a booby trap; a Zugzwang!

13 Jan 2019

Just as we commence our routine activities after the Christmas break to find that although 2019 is a year of general elections in Botswana, nothing has actually changed. Batswana are stuck with comical and annoying politics. Our lives remain miserable and the worst is yet to come because we are still to change the way we do things and the things we believe in.

When did Fact oppose Truth?

13 Jan 2019

The present generation is groaning in pain as social media have become powerful socialisation agents in grooming our children. The reality of what truth means has never been distorted this much and social media users have pushed the line to shun the truth while embracing fact as if the two are mutually exclusive. What happened to the simple teaching: ‘Don’t tell a lie’?

We might not know all of Venson’s true intentions; but they have nothing to do with gender

06 Jan 2019

In announcing that she will be challenging President Mokgweetsi Masisi the Minister of Local Government Pelonomi Venson said out of courtesy she had notified both the president and also the ruling party Secretary General, Mpho Balopi about her ambitions and intentions. Her courtesy however has not gone far enough.

“We are from the brink”

06 Jan 2019

By Richard Moleofe

As a young boy growing in the 1970s, the best entertainment one could look for was from radio. Radio Botswana was the only station in the country. Radio Bantu which later became Radio Setswana was the next alternative at the time.

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