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11 Aug 2019

Batswana should stand up and speak against government’s decision to privatise Botswana Meat Commission.

BMC privatisation, if it happens will be a kind of shakedown that will by far affect subsistence farmers more than the elite cattle barons whose interests are already so well represented at parliamentary and cabinet levels.

11 Aug 2019

Most Batswana acknowledge that the late Dr Kenneth Koma, founder and leader of the Botswana National Front (BNF) for many years, was one of the finest politicians this country ever produced. He was indeed the doyen of Botswana’s opposition politics.

11 Aug 2019

A way has to be found to wean Botswana away from public sector inspired growth.

That means growing the private sector and also reducing the wage bill of government.

The current budget deficit, unless our economic priorities change is set to grow.

And that is not in our best interests as a country.

11 Aug 2019

By Kwapengng Modikwe

05 Aug 2019

Critics of China like to selectively highlight a series of imperfections about the country and say those are sufficient proof why the rise of China has been bad for the world.

05 Aug 2019

By Richard Moleofe

05 Aug 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change manifesto has come up with a key suggestion that needs isolating for further diagnosis and scrutiny.

That proposal is an introduction of P3000 minimum wage.

At face value it might sound like an innocuous proposal made in the heat of heightened political theatrics.

But that is not so.

05 Aug 2019

There is no doubt that Zimbabwe has gone through extremely difficult decades of mindless abuse caused by bad governance, corruption, ineptitude and downright inability to govern.

The mediocrity of Zimbabwean politicians, in and outside of government, has been on public display for decades.

05 Aug 2019

By Tebo Kacho Dikole

The Botswana Defence Force is compelled to respond to a misleading article which appeared in the Sunday Standard newspaper of 28 July - 03 August 2019 titled “Homosexuality and the Military Debate-Part II” authored by retired Captain Richard Moleofe.

29 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

29 Jul 2019

Government and the ruling party under President Mokgweetsi Masisi do not have the luxury to campaign for elections without engaging the public sector Trade Unions on the distractions posed by demands for salary hikes.

The Unions want those demands met before elections due in October. Or else there will be blood!

29 Jul 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) probably has the best election manifesto for the 2019 general election - a manifesto that talks to the needs of the ordinary Motswana, entrepreneurs, the working poor and millionaires; a manifesto that is anchored on inclusivity and promises to rejuvenate the dreams of those who had resigned to subsisting on occasional soup and bread festivals emceed by

21 Jul 2019

Everyone, it now seems wants a piece of Kgosi Kgafela II.

While everybody wants him back, no two people can agree on when or how to bring him back.

Everybody has been sucked into the political maelstrom that are efforts to bring Kgafela back.

21 Jul 2019

The issue of Zimbabwe is not going to go away anytime soon.

Regional presidents may look the other way as much as they want but Zimbabwe and the internal problems it has with its people and the region still beckon.

Zimbabwe is not going to be wished away by any country, organization or president.

21 Jul 2019

The DRC is in the clutches of a man made tragedy.

War, poverty and disease are an Unholy Trinity eating away the DRC.

Right from inception, the DRC had too many factors conspiring against the success of that country.

Colonialism brought misery.

When they left, the colonizers did not allow for a smooth transfer of power.

21 Jul 2019

By Richard Moleofe

21 Jul 2019

The revelations by former Public Investment Corporation (PIC) CEO, Dr Dan Matjila at the PIC commission of inquiry betray the reasons behind the factional battles within the ruling ANC. It is a dog-eat-dog fight for the resources the state and government has control over.

15 Jul 2019

Ian Khama’s differences with president Mokgweetsi Masisi may be deep, but they remain wholly personal.

Other than to remove Masisi, and may be the BDP from power, the political aims of Ian Khama remain unclear.

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