Opinions

AIDS at the UN General Assembly makes us Relevant

17 Sep 2018

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) opens on 18th September 2018 in New York City, and His Excellency the President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi will feature on the 27th. An eloquent man he is, there is no doubt he will articulate the nation’s priorities and aspirations in the most persuasive approach as to grip the attention of the world body.

Buckle up Botswana, the madness is just starting across the border

17 Sep 2018

I do not know for how long Botswana will continue to stretch its patience with Zimbabwe.

On the interdependent world stage, I do not give a damn about the self-centered and egoistic South Africa but I am humbled by Botswana whose behavior on the same stage has been somewhat consistent in raising eyebrows at home.

Carry on Panicking: Even post presidency

17 Sep 2018

He looked at me and said,

“You know Prof, with him; you don’t need to be a rocket scientist, nor a super genius let alone a Sangoma nor a fortune teller to tell us that he was just a spaza”.

You know Prof,

If Ian Khama has to be charged for any crimes so be it

10 Sep 2018

Ian Khama is waging a high intensity war against Botswana’s interests.

In his dream world he claims he sees himself as the most patriotic citizen this country has ever seen, yet latest evidence shows that he has enlisted the backing of foreign interests to help him in his coordinated efforts to upend and ultimately undermine the authority and integrity of the state.

Our obsession with former President Dr Khama has reached an all-time high!

10 Sep 2018

It is somewhat bizarre.

Marketing Botswana’s coal abroad comes with reputational risks – but there are not many options

10 Sep 2018

Botswana has close to 300 billion tonnes of known coal reserves underground.

The actual figures are probably much higher. It is thus befitting that on his recent trip to China, President Mokgweetsi Masisi chose coal as one of his key selling points.

Choosing coal as an integral component of our sales pitches has come rather too late and half-heartedly.

Our inequality is a political choice, we can choose otherwise

02 Sep 2018

Much has been made of the depth of public disillusionment with current economic situation that the locals find themselves in.

Opposition followers are complicit in demise of their parties

02 Sep 2018

The big story of the week has been the high number of cabinet ministers that lost primary elections last weekend.

Somehow a narrative seems to be gaining traction that with so many ministers having lost elections, the country is somehow in a crisis.

Will Africa ever rescue South Africa again?

02 Sep 2018

The aftermath of Zimbabwe’s elections cost us seven citizens, “allegedly shot by soldiers”, when people were overwhelmed by suspicion and lost patience with the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission whose behavior was condemned by none of Africa’s many democracy-loving governments.

The world has become a planet of tourists: and the Chinese are its leaders – why is Botswana going opposite direction?

02 Sep 2018

The last few years have seen a rapid growth in the number of Chinese tourists visiting the world.

A little over 100 million Chinese tourists are known to have travelled from the mainland last year alone.

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