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Lest we forget, here is what is at stake – what everybody is playing for!

07 Oct 2018

For Botswana it was a magical era – repeated year after, non-stop, until one day Ian Khama arrived on scene.

The year was 2008.

Khama’s arrival brought a long running golden age to an abrupt end.

To be fair to him, he was not all to blame. But he played an oversized big part in it all.

Where will the money come from? Alternative mechanisms to HIV donor

07 Oct 2018

Former President Ian Khama, noted in his speech at the commemoration of the World HIV/AIDS Day in Moshupa 2011, that Botswana was experiencing financial shocks as a result of having had to shift her policy agenda and focus more on trying to achieve zero levels of HIV and AIDS.

Thanks God Batswana have been saved from another instalment of bloody rhetoric!!

07 Oct 2018

Perhaps alarmed by the unusually highly charged rhetoric and brash language of Mr Donald Trump, Michael Wolff, the author of ‘Fire and Fury: inside the Trump White House’, questioned the president’s mental state.

So when are we gaining Independence....economic one?

02 Oct 2018

The Independence week is once again upon us. This is a period where politicians – more especially those of the ruling party often overstate their achievements and make Batswana believe that even though they are landless, moneyless and jobless, they are much better off than they were in 1966.

If the DIS want more power they must be prepared to give some power away

02 Oct 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence Services was created to be one of the institutions defending our freedoms and our democracy – a force for good.

Yet it ended up as unabashed threat, not just to those freedoms but to our very existence.

True to the fears of those who were violently against its creation, the DIS ended up being an immensely disruptive and divisive monster.

Thank you for the speech, Mr Khama

02 Oct 2018

After sidelining media outlets from their home countries in farvor of CNN, CBS, BBC, Bloomberg and other American and international media outlets during the United Nations General Assembly in New York, African presidents,except for one or two, and their large entourages are back on home soil where they are now available to local media.

Elephant files: A turbulent storm that shot Botswana and its president to the centre of world attention

23 Sep 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi should move swiftly to give back the guns his government seized from Wildlife Anti-Poaching Unit – whatever it takes.

May be the reasons for seizing these arms from the Unit were after-all benign, to use his favorite word, but what Masisi’s decision  has in effect done has been to throw red meat to his adversaries.

The deep state of Hell for President Mokgweetsi Masisi and the threat to the fabric of our nationhood!

23 Sep 2018

If it is true, and its seems undoubtedly so, that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s administration is grappling with a powerful renegade intelligence service which has the support of some influential civil servants, he has every right to be very worried, as do all of us.

UDC has all the hallmarks of a captured agency

17 Sep 2018

Umbrella for Democratic Change leaders do not speak with confidence on any national issues.

On every big national issue, they behave like people walking on eggshells –  lacking in determination, devoid of chutzpah and bereft of conviction. They are a people ill at ease with something we don’t as yet know. They are apologetic, and totally unsure of themselves.

AIDS at the UN General Assembly makes us Relevant

17 Sep 2018

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) opens on 18th September 2018 in New York City, and His Excellency the President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi will feature on the 27th. An eloquent man he is, there is no doubt he will articulate the nation’s priorities and aspirations in the most persuasive approach as to grip the attention of the world body.

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