Opinions

After years of being overlooked career diplomats deserve a place at the table

20 Nov 2019

As Botswana works at resetting its foreign policy, those in authority appear to be in real danger of undermining the very asset they have at their disposal to achieve such a goal.For far too long career diplomats have been overlooked when it comes to career progression and advancement.

They are firing our doctors from their hospital beds in China, South Africa

20 Nov 2019

Not many countries in the world can boast at having a surplus of medical doctors.                                 

Not even America. Not even Britain. Not to mention countries such as France, Germany, Italy and a whole lot of the world’s strongest of nations.

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it

20 Nov 2019

Illinois, USA: By imploring His Excellency the President of Botswana, Dr Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi to rebuild Botswana, the Right Rev David Taote Mapitse is illuminating the extent of the deconstruction from which the country finds herself suffering because of poor leadership and short-sightedness. He could have not picked a more relevant passage than Nehemiah chapter two.

In Defence of Dr Prince Dibeela

20 Nov 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Botswana’s stable electoral system should not be sacrificed on the altar of expediency

11 Nov 2019

Preceding every General Election going all the way to immediate post elections, there is always talk about overhauling the electoral system.

This time around as in all other previous instances, the opposition has led the call for introduction of Proportional Representation.

There is a slight difference though.

After the divisive, hate-filled and provocative electoral campaigns, Botswana needs a national conversation as a gesture of conciliation

11 Nov 2019

Indeed it was show time, the climax and judgment day for political thugs, dishonest politicians and criminal bands intent on hijacking our republic. This election was held to tumultuous anticipation of a new government for the first time after 53 years of Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) uninterrupted rule.

Both DCEC and DIS need urgent reforms to make them nimbler and more accountable

11 Nov 2019

There are more pressing issues of governance that need to be addressed.

They involve key state institutions that are directly involved in intelligence gathering and also law enforcement.

These institutions are the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC).

And also the Directorate on Intelligence Services (DIS).

Mangole’s admission is welcome development

11 Nov 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

AP Could be in Government

11 Nov 2019

By Richard Moleofe

Botswana remains to be one of the shining examples of democracy in Africa. We have a record 53 years of uninterrupted democratic rule. Although other countries have achieved independence way before us, they have been wrestling with streams of coups resulting in repressive military regimes.

As the harder work begins, please spare us any more promises!

05 Nov 2019

For any of the contenders, winning the election was always going to be easy.

The harder task is about to start.

That task is far removed from electioneering.

It involves facing a nation in despair and telling them that you feel their pain.

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