Columnists

Botswana and the world must adopt shorter presidential term of office to ward off despots!

29 Jan 2019

Botswana has always been a frontrunner in democratic politics in Africa. This was until 2008 when a former Military General took over the reigns and started undermining Botswana’s status as the shining beacon in a troubled continent.

Rallying behind the leader

29 Jan 2019

By Mpho Balopi

The internal contradictions of New Jerusalem make it structurally unstable

21 Jan 2019

New Jerusalem, at least measured from many in its top leadership treats ruling party membership as sewer.

As currently constituted, the New Jerusalem faction of the Botswana Democratic Party is not only dangerous but also rudderless.

The faction wants state power at all cost. And they do not give a damn about the consequences.

Did Intelligence Security blow cover?

21 Jan 2019

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) has not escaped public scrutiny this week especially on social media that they stage-managed the arrest of the former spy chief, Isaac Kgosi.

There is growing dissatisfaction with governments worldwide

21 Jan 2019

Mindful of that sickening and irritating idiom “what goes around comes around”, I had hoped to start the New Year run with reduced despair, great expectations, the highest of hope and, of course, a wish for the world to be kinder to us.

I had hoped that not only Africa but the world would, by end 2018, have noticed that we cannot run away from ourselves anymore.

BDP must go for a Compromise

21 Jan 2019

By Kealeboga Killer Mkhwanazi Jameson

The Anatomy of a Coup

21 Jan 2019

By Olopeng Rabasimane

“I am going to topple the government” -Isaac Kgosi

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!

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