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Every President needs a Slumber

24 Feb 2019

The legendary British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher famously once said that “every Prime Minister needs a Willie.”

She was referring to her immensely loyal deputy, Willie Whitelaw.

Willie was to Thatcher what in street lingo might today be be referred to as makay – or an errand boy, so to speak.

Crooked characters may use haritable Foundations and Trusts as political slush funds!

24 Feb 2019

In the run up to the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections, former Assistant Minister of Education Patrick Masimolole complained to the Office of the President alleging that Mr Tshephang Mabaila was using his Mabaila Foundation to engage in illegal campaigns for Mogoditshane constituency.

The CAVA Rise or Fall!

24 Feb 2019

By Obakeng Matlou

The Collapse of our Education System a Security Threat

24 Feb 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The recent Form 5 results have really shocked many of us who are outside of the education system in Botswana. Imagine that the best school in the country has scored below the 50% mark.

Truth, Lies and Politics: A Conversation

24 Feb 2019

“A soldier without any political or ideological training is a potential criminal”, Thomas Sankara

Looking at the uncontrollable behavior and conduct by arguably Botswana’s Number One Tsotsi toward HE Dr Masisi, the observation by Sankara has hit home.

UDC might disband after General Elections – possibly earlier!

17 Feb 2019

For the last few weeks, the UDC has been thrust so firmly into the public glare of our national politics.

Is the organization living up to the public scrutiny?

The jury is still out.

But so far the early optics are not so much encouraging. Emerging is a picture of an entity totally unable to withstand the elasticity strain.

SADC and African Union must remove ‘African’ from their names

17 Feb 2019

By now, the whole world knows about the atrocities committed by the Zimbabwe National Army and the Zimbabwe Republic Police against unarmed civilians who were excising their rights to protest the failures of their government.

Everyone knows about Zimbabwe’s failed economy and the hardships people are facing without a national currency.

Exploration of oil by French company Total off the coast of south Africa

17 Feb 2019

One of the most bizarre things South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said in his state of the nation address during the opening of parliament on the 10th of February 2019 is that South Africa has granted prospecting rights to a French company Total for the exploration of oil off the coast of South Africa. He said it without batting an eyelid.

Making Corruption a First Order National Security Priority (Part2)

17 Feb 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Since we have little or nothing to show for our military spending over the years, what is the next step we need to follow going forward? This question arises from the litany of failures regarding our spending as opposed to what we have in the Botswana Defence Force arsenal.

Bocra Vs Multichoice: Much ado about nothing

17 Feb 2019

By Thabo Seoni

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