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Understanding Khama’s Frustrations

13 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Following the big meeting in the Serowe kgotla last week Saturday, I have come to fully comprehend Khama’s frustrations. The feud between Khama and Masisi is not the source of the former president’s problems. The underlying problem is with power.

Masisi should be careful not to succumb to fatalism

08 May 2019

There is a big paradox that President Mokgweetsi Masisi has to contend with.

The country, and increasingly his party too, need a new sense of optimism.

That can only come if the economy is working, and doing so for everybody.

The military versus people’s power

08 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Years ago I made some commentary in the newspaper regarding the Arab Spring and in particular its effects in Egypt. This commentary was considered controversial as I sought to justify the taking over of government by the military headed by General Morsi.

Duma Boko: Saint or Pathological Liar – Lessons from the USA

08 May 2019

“I am lying a lot more, and my lies are far more egregious than they have been. When faced with a choice to either lie or tell the truth, I lie. It’s a strategy that works because when I lie, I’m essentially telling people what they want to hear, and people really like hearing things they want to hear.

Comedy Central is in town as the IEC delights in gutter politics!

08 May 2019

Botswana is approximately four months away from a general election that is expected to be held in October 2019 on a date yet to be specified. For political parties, their message to their candidates is that there is limited time remaining to convince and/or crook the voters to go and place a cross next to their names on the day of the polls.

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.

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