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When non-interference becomes a criminal act

07 Jul 2019

Unfortunately, not stopping a crime is not a crime. I have no obligation to call the police or alert anyone when I see a person or persons trying to break into any building.

As I walk by and witness a murder, it is not a crime to mind my own business and continue walking.

The Ignored Pandemic: Corruption in Health Care Service Delivery

07 Jul 2019

It is almost two decades ago since the then World Bank President James Wolfensohn, in his address to the Board of Governors said: ‘We have seen how corruption flourishes in the dark, how it prevents growth and social equity, and how it creates the basis for social and political instability’.

Understanding Kgoroba’s BDF Campaign

07 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The Member of Parliament for Mogoditshane Sedirwa Kgoroba is currently circulating a petition for members of the community to sign. The petition is directed at raising awareness among members of the public about the growing levels of crime and as well as twisting the arm of government in implementing what the petition is calling for.

UDC should treat citizens with dignity, honesty and civility

01 Jul 2019

“Tell no lies, claim no easy victories.”

That is a dictum coined by Amilcar Cabral.

President Dr Masisi cannot afford to behave like a celebrity delinquent!

01 Jul 2019

A few weeks back, Mmegi reported that while launching his Vice-President Slumber Tsogwane in Rakops, President Dr Masisi told the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) that he was about to spill the beans on former President Dr Khama.   It is reported that President Dr Masisi had said, ‘ke tloga ke phantsha’, loosely translated to mean that he could divulge some secrets.

Our country is being sold on a broad day light

01 Jul 2019

By Cosmos Moenga

June 25 to 26, 2019 will go down in history as the dates when some Batswana political leaders sold our country for a mere twenty million pula while Palestinians political leaders rejected to sell their country for fifty billion US dollars.

China Plays a Role in Botswana’s Anti-Poaching Drive

01 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

In the midst of the elephant debate, what is China doing to participate fruitfully in wildlife conservation in Botswana? The Department of Wildlife and National Parks has for the last twenty-six years had an anti-poaching division. They were initially trained by Botswana Defence Force Commandos in 1990 in Pandamatenga.

Botswana for sale!

24 Jun 2019

Our political leaders are too far taken in by the spell-binding fantasies of a little, make-belief world that they live in.

And at least for now, they are not ready to face up to the real world.

Judgement hour is coming - fairly soon. And big decisions need to be taken, pretty fast!

Absence of trust will hamper a Zimbabwe currency

24 Jun 2019

Zimbabwe’s political woes and economic problems will not end until or unless the power elite recognizes the difference between public service and being employed.

The rot will not end until politicians and civil servants stop pretending that there are shortcuts to economic recovery and that political tranquility can be achieved in a politically and economically divided state.

Men Who have Sex with Men: Health & Human Rights

24 Jun 2019

Globally Men, who have sex with Men (MSM), continue to bear a high burden of HIV infection. In Africa, same sex behaviors have been largely neglected by HIV research, but the results from recent studies indicate the widespread existence of MSM groups across Africa and high rates of infection with Botswana not being an exception.

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