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Rhetoric and Public Discourse: the Burdens that Ejected Ian Khama

02 Sep 2018

The former President Lieutenant General Kgosikgolo Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama aka Khama IV has neither been oblivious of the public view that he was a dictator, nor the international perception about him as an authoritarian ruler. His immediate predecessor, Dr. Festus Mogae at the African Leadership Forum in Tanzania told the world that:

Masisi’s visit to China exposes Botswana’s recent foreign policy mis-steps

27 Aug 2018

This week President Mokgweetsi Masisi will travel to China, there to meet with one of the world’s most powerful men – the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The visit is nothing short of a steep climb.

Just less than year ago, China and Botswana were involved in an ugly diplomatic spat.

Botswana under siege as former President Dr Khama plays hardball with incumbent President Masisi!

27 Aug 2018

In 2006 this patriot ran an essay in Mmegi titled ‘Botswana under Siege’, (Mmegi, 10th March 2006) which attracted a heavy-handed yet clumsy, un-presidential and laughable rebuttal from the Office of the President (OP).

More transparency needed on BCL - AP

27 Aug 2018

A recent announcement by Hon Eric Molale, Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, purports to convey the decision by Government, to resume operations of the BCL.

Done and dusted: The Bakgatla Ba Kgafela Commission

27 Aug 2018

Mahatma Ghandi once said “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win”.

Even in exile, Kgosi Kgolo Kgafela Kgafela II, must be having the last laugh at Tshetlha ya Dikgwa, who is now in a confused and desperate state. A spoilt megalomaniac who just can’t let go and can’t live without power.

A Muddy, Mucky and Murky political terrain to 2019

23 Aug 2018

Never before has the road to a General Election been as muddy, mucky and murky as one leading to 2019.

What a rich language Setswana is!

23 Aug 2018

We still need to dig the roots of the Setswana language some more. We know that maize has its roots in the Americas and came into Africa by Portuguese traders in the 1500s to the 1600s through Mozambique into South Africa. Linguistic evidence demonstrates that maize is not indigenous to Africa. All this is reflected in the name for maize in many African languages.

Where to now, Zimbabwe?

20 Aug 2018

For the last couple of weeks, I have been wondering if all that I get from my rich faith can make a difference by lightening my burdens, enlightening my views, lighting my path and dimming my sadness.

The weight I feel on both my mind and shoulders is unnecessary yet it is an essential reminder to me that, somehow, fortune always seems to prefer bad guys.

Will the sky really fall if Isaac Kgosi is charged?

20 Aug 2018

An attempt to make sense of what Botswana opposition leaders really stand for these days is like a wild-goose-chase; no sooner have you got it in your finger tips than it is already flying high inviting you for further chase.

The more one tries to give them benefit of doubt by taking them seriously, the more they behave like winged creatures. They are sly, dishonest and manipulative.

“Motswaledi was Jesus incarnate”

20 Aug 2018

He is the epitome of love, peace, justice and the truth. 

Having read the Bible and having listened to a many men and women of God spreading the holly gospel I have come to the conclusion that amongst us mere mortals there are those of us who are a reincarnation of the many men and women the Bible speaks about. 

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