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27 Jul 2017

Revolutionary greetings

-BCP President, Cde Dumelang Saleshando,

-Secretary General, Cde Kentse Rammidi,

-National Chairperson, Cde Motsei Rapelane,

-Women’s League President, Cde Daisy Bathusi

-BCP Youth League President, Cde Tebogo Molefe

-Members of the BCP Central Committee,

-Members of Parliament and councillors here present,

27 Jul 2017

I have wanted to address immediate issues dominating in our polity, especially those about party congresses held by our major parties this July. Obviously, the silly season is here with us and I could not afford to ignore what major decisions will be considered and resolved by delegates during party congresses. But I need to pay my respect to a fallen hero, Quett Ketumile Joni Masire.

27 Jul 2017

How do we know that what we read in the newspapers is fake or real news? Wait. What is news? Who determines what gets published? Wasn't it Malcolm X who said that: "The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.

23 Jul 2017

Irresponsibly under-reported as everybody gets blown overland by the madness blazing at both the Botswana Movement for Democracy and also at the Umbrella for Democratic Change is an unfolding geopolitical tragedy forming right before our eyes.

23 Jul 2017

Before his retirement from active politics one of the big projects Sir Ketumile Masire had wished he had undertaken but never did as president was transforming the national “A1” highway linking the country’s two biggest cities into a dual carrier.

23 Jul 2017

Tla ke nne Masisi and start from the onset by stating that ga ke lelope, ga ke ngwana wa lelope and e bile ga ke ngwana wa ngwana wa lelope.

23 Jul 2017

The eye-catching and entertaining Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD)’s congress held over the President’s Holiday has birthed countless soothsayers and self-styled philosophers who are having a field day in spewing drivel and boasting that they prophesied the split of the BMD following weeks of internal turmoil.

18 Jul 2017

Barring a tragedy of seismic proportions, Mokgweetsi Masisi will next year be the president of Botswana.

After a long spell of uncertainty, the hurdle of who the next president will be has now been crossed.

What remains to be seen is exactly the kind of president that president is going to be.

18 Jul 2017

Before his retirement from active politics one of the big projects Sir Ketumile Masire had wished he had undertaken but never did as president was transforming the national “A1” highway linking the country’s two biggest cities into a dual carrier.

18 Jul 2017

After Mzilikazi just about decimated the Sotho-speaking clans that lived in what is today known as the Witwatersrand in South Africa, gold was discovered in 1886 and the immediate concern for the white mine-owners was where to find cheap labour to dig the gold out.

14 Jul 2017

Hundreds of mourners attended the Botswana National Front (BNF) political veteran, Cde Elmon Tafa’s funeral at Chadibe village, some few kilometres west of Francistown over the weekend. Cde Tafa used pseudonyms like Cde Moore, Cde Mooney and Elijah Taufila in newspapers to hide from government purging wrath as he was a government employee at some stage.

14 Jul 2017

2018 is a milestone year for Botswana’s political parties as it present itself as a year for the congresses that must shape the parties’ resolve on how they intend to prepare themselves for the 2019 general elections.

14 Jul 2017

The recently assembled Botswana Coaches Association is up in arms and aggressively advocating for fair treatment of local coaches.

Disgruntled local coaches are said to be of the belief that local clubs are acting unprofessionally towards them.

It has emerged that the coaches are concerned with the manner clubs assist them compared to their foreign counterparts.

09 Jul 2017

This is a story of the last two years in which two warring faction of the Botswana Movement for Democracy fought each other but ultimately failed to comprehensively defeat one another.

It is a story of internal insurgency that attracted all sorts of busybodies to opposition.

It is a story of political bloodcurdling that spurned all efforts at reconciliation.

09 Jul 2017

Not once, but twice before has Botswana Government got itself burnt over a diplomatic gaffe involving China.

In both instances, it was totally unnecessary.

All indications are that for all its human rights defects, China values its diplomatic relations with Botswana

The latest incident involved Botswana Government’s criticism of China over South China Sea.

09 Jul 2017

Vision 2036 themed Achieving Prosperity for All would make you want to live much longer to witness the year 2036. The Vision is an ambitious aspiration that would make you want to forsake the present in order to bear witness to prosperity and the realization of a rare dignified life, at least in the Botswana context.

02 Jul 2017

As the world becomes more and more conscious of itself politically, economically, socially and even financially and religiously, it has started to find deeper and more inconsistencies within itself.

This discovery of self has caused the breaking down of once revered beliefs among the peoples of the world.

02 Jul 2017

Sir Ketumile Masiire was a particularly astute administrator. Whenever he was briefed on a situation, he was the sort of person who would not easily run quickly into conclusions. His conscious always informed him to consult further for clarity and authenticity.

02 Jul 2017

In the April Theses, Lenin talked about the political strategy of the revolution. It emphasized that the revolution was not an isolated national event, but an international one and that the Russian revolution was the first international revolution.  He applied Marxism practically and this sparked the “revolutionary nationalism of the poor” to overthrow the Tsar.

02 Jul 2017

For Botswana these are not ordinary times.

The country is divided, volatile and citizens are increasingly prickly and on permanent combat.

It has all to do with a deep feeling among many of them that they have not been beneficiaries of the country’s economic progress.

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