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Western media suffocates the world with naked bias

22 Nov 2015

African funerals are more of celebrations of a lost life than they are to weep for the departed.

The accident that killed 7 children puts the nation to shame

18 Nov 2015

The outpouring of public horror at a road accident in which 7 school kids lost their lives is understandable.

There is no excuse that over a hundred kids and their luggage could have been packed into a truck made for carrying cattle especially after Government came up with a policy forbidding carrying students in open trucks which caused several similar accidents in the past.

UDC’s will to bring Saleshando to parliament is commendable

18 Nov 2015

Both the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando must be commended. The UDC must be commended for their show of confidence in Saleshando.

President Khama is right; this country needs God!

15 Nov 2015

Dramatic as it may have all seemed to be, don’t read too much into what happened in Parliament on Thursday when there was primary school-like confusion as to who the candidate of Specially Elected Member of Parliament really was.

 

The real story had long played itself outside of the Parliament floor.

 

Botswana’s alcohol levy under the radar: do we have policy options regarding unrecorded alcohol Mr. President?

15 Nov 2015

“As at September 2015, a cumulative total of P1, 867,586,562 has been collected from the alcohol levy. A 2012 evaluation of the impact of our alcohol reduction campaign interventions indicated that there was a reduction in alcohol consumption from 8 liters per capita to 7 liters”, President of the Republic of Botswana, LT. GEN. SERETSE KHAMA IAN KHAMA.  

President Khama is holding Botswana hostage!

15 Nov 2015

From his dubious joke that he intends to re-join the Botswana Defence Force once his last term comes to an end, to widespread fears that he may push for a constitutional review to enable him to seek a third term as State President, Seretse Khama Ian Khama is literally holding Botswana hostage.

Mainstream Islam needed to defeat extremism

15 Nov 2015

Events at Paris on Friday once again remind us of the callousness with which a few people can blight what is an otherwise peaceful religion followed and practiced by more than a billion people worldwide.

 

On Friday, in what was clearly a spate coordinated attacks, more than a hundred innocent people lost their lives when gunmen loyal to ISIS went on a killing spree.

 

Botswana’s problem is not money. It is the brains

11 Nov 2015

I mean, I just don’t get the logic behind applauding a guy who squashes the money that was earmarked for his children’s school fees on beer and girls and thereafter runs to the bank to collect his savings to fill up for his irresponsible spending.

The difference between setho & botho

11 Nov 2015

This article is motivated by a question recently received from my former boss, Prof Frank Youngman. The question was: “What is the difference between botho and setho?” One way of answering the question is to consult a dictionary.

There is need for more clarification on the future of NACA

11 Nov 2015

In the last two weeks, there have been reports that government intends shutting down the National AIDS Coordinating Agency (NACA).

NACA was established by Government at the height of Botswana’s fight against the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

That was the time when the country faced possible annihilation from the virus.

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