New Jerusalem behaving like a secret society

03 Dec 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi risks being distracted, even derailed by a fringe and shadowy secret society-like movement that calls itself New Jerusalem - if he pays any attention to them.

Access to Hepatitis C Treatment: A Global Health Problem

03 Dec 2018

Some years back, whilst I was still studying Global Health Policy and Management in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, I received an invitation to write two papers on former President Ian Khama’s response to the Country’s health challenges. I gladly accepted the invitation. 

Botswana’s ex-miners need good standard, veteran treatment

03 Dec 2018

By Richard Moleofe

Anyone who lived in the 1970s and 1980s would never had imagined that there would today be no Botswana miners working in the South African mines. But that’s the reality on the ground. The migrant labour export has total come to an end

Former President Dr Khama’s tribal politics poses a real and imminent threat to national cohesion

03 Dec 2018

When the fall out between His Excellency President Dr Masisi and immediate past former President Dr Khama became public, many people were made to believe that Dr Khama’s intransigent behaviour owes its origin to the government’s unlawful decision to withhold some of his benefits as spelt out in the President’s (Pensions and Retirements) Benefits Act.

Anglicising Setswana names

30 Nov 2018

One of the finest statistical linguists and philologists was George Kingsley Zipf. He was a Harvard based linguist whose major interest was statistical linguistic distributions. He developed what has now become known as Zipf’s law. Its claim is that while only a few words are used very often, many or most are used rarely.

Apathy in voter registration; a disturbing trend

30 Nov 2018


Whose story between Masisi and Khama to their stand-off is convincing and believable?

30 Nov 2018


Somebody has to stand up to the Khamas

27 Nov 2018

As a country we are engaged in a totally weird and wrongful conversation.

And more than anybody else, the media is to blame for it.

Batswana are hurting, economically.

They are interested in seeing their economy get back on track.

They are interested in seeing that same economy creating jobs for them.

State sponsored violence against elected officials must be removed from Zimbabwe’s politics

27 Nov 2018

We used to believe that wars were, and are, fought on large swaths of land against unwelcome neighbours. Thousands of horsemen or tanks, standing ready to charge against the enemy who advances with equal determination. But it seems like Taiwan started it all…against itself. This island nation has been well ahead in staging the most notorious parliamentary brawls than any other parliament.

Fighting for Britain: African soldiers in World Wars

27 Nov 2018

By Richard Moleofe