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Has the UDC forsaken Gomolemo Motswaledi?

29 Apr 2019

People, it would seem have very short memories.

It was only in 2014, barely five years ago when the UDC leadership and indeed general membership accused Botswana Government, then led by Ian Khama of assassinating Gomolemo Motswaledi.

Motswaledi, for those who have forgotten was not only the deputy leader of the UDC, he was by any measure the mastermind of all that the UDC was.

Bocra should do more to protect consumers against unscrupulous ISPs

29 Apr 2019

There is clear evidence that some internet users are paying more than they should.

And this is not by mistake, but by design of Internet Service Providers who are literally getting away with murder because the regulator, either out of

a lack of capacity or will is not doing much to monitor the pricing conduct of ISPs.

The Fourth Estate and the Sobukwe family

29 Apr 2019

There are young people who may not understand the phrase 'Fourth Estate' thereby missing the essence of this post or get confused when the phrase is used interchangeably with the word 'media'. The Fourth Estate is the media.

The Fourth Estate and the Sobukwe family

29 Apr 2019

There are young people who may not understand the phrase 'Fourth Estate' thereby missing the essence of this post or get confused when the phrase is used interchangeably with the word 'media'. The Fourth Estate is the media.

Strange things happening in Mochudi

29 Apr 2019

Two opinion articles by retired radio personality, Mogatusi Kwapa; one in The Telegraph (April 3rd) and another in the Sunday Standard (April 7th) provide a hint of the undercurrents which have been going on among royal uncles in Mochudi . The worst thing is that these undercurrents are beginning to play themselves out in the public space.

The art of deception

22 Apr 2019

There is an emerging pattern that defines MEKM; from deceiving SKIK, cajoling the opposition and trade unions in order to be seen to be an inclusive leader, impersonating Barack Obama, manipulating the media, elbowing Venson-Moitoi to embarking on Santa Claus politics of throwing money at problems in return for votes in October 2019 which smacks of deception, narcissism, ruthlessness and unbrid

There are gaps in Mathambo’s war cry

22 Apr 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The newly appointed Director General at the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime has promised the nation that he is going to work overtime to see convictions on those who have acted corruptly in the past. Is this empty rhetoric or are we going to see action from this fellow?

President Dr Masisi may have helped groom a dictator but he will never be a dictator himself!

22 Apr 2019

There are mounting concerns that the euphoria that has accompanied Dr Masisi’s presidency may inevitably create a dictator in him. The fears are anchored on the conjecture that when voters get to describe their leader as the best thing that ever happened to them, they are effectively creating a personality cult.

How to get UDC back on track

15 Apr 2019

"UDC victory is by no means inevitable." Almost like a mantra this is what Umbrella for Democratic Change leader Duma Boko needs to say every morning when he wakes up and every evening when he goes to bed.

The reason is simple.

BNF of which Boko is also the leader happens to be the linchpin of the UDC.

Who The Cap Fit? Why I agree with Kwapa and Kwapeng

15 Apr 2019

“Man to man is so unjust, you don’t know who to trust. “Some will hate you, pretend they love you, then behind, they try to eliminate you”.

You may be wondering as to why I am making reference to Bob Marley’s song?

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