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14 Oct 2019

Today by far a significant demographic majority of Batswana were born after the country had gained independence.

That is an era that coincided with a time when diamonds had been discovered and had started to put the country through the paces, ushering in a long streak of prosperity and economic growth.

14 Oct 2019

Congratulations are in order. Africa has done it again.                                              

Africa has produced yet another Nobel Peace Prize laureate.          

14 Oct 2019

By Richard Moleofe

14 Oct 2019

Botswana needs tourist numbers if it is to provide a truss to its sagging economy.It is however a paradox that such volumes will bring a strain to an already weak infrastructure.The solution does not lie in throttling numbers, but in investing more in infrastructure that carries and brings the tourists into Botswana

14 Oct 2019

By Mr Kealeboga “Killer Mkhwanazi” Jameson

14 Oct 2019

Botswana has held elections regularly since March 1965. All the elections have been won by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) which has been in power for 54 years this year, excluding their years in the colonial era Legislative Council.  This year’s general elections promise to be different from all the previous elections.

08 Oct 2019

In two weeks, Botswana will head to the polls.

Botswana’s electoral campaign has been nothing but a field of transactional redoubt.

In quite an unprecedented way, the country has become a centre of attraction for the sub-region’s shady geopolitical underworld.

International mafia billionaires are lining up for a piece of Botswana – literally.

08 Oct 2019

I propose to begin by quoting the Pharaoh of African studies, Dr Cheikh Anta Diop when he wrote:

30 Sep 2019

The best policy when going into any election is to always prepare for the worst, while of course hoping that in the end things will turn out alright.Perhaps far more than ever before, Botswana is going into an election with an opposition that is upbeat, brazenly defiant – even rude and buoyant.

30 Sep 2019

The pathetic nature of politics can make you laugh through your tears.  Perhaps that is why I have always preferred to be a political commentator who just raves about politics rather than consider them.  Botswana is headed to the polls in just under a month, October 23 to be precise, and as observed by American provocative author P.J.

30 Sep 2019

Kealeboga “Killer Mkhwanazi” Jameson

On 17th September, 06.59 to be precise, HE the President MEK Masisi posts as follows in his Facebook page: “A flourishing democracy like Botswana does not need to silence the media. I believe the media has a vital role to play in building our country to be a model nation, not only in Africa, but in the world”.

30 Sep 2019

Recent attacks in South Africa highlight the need for countries like Botswana that rely so much on South Africa for their trade and economic survival to plot an alternative course – at least in the medium term.South Africa is an ongoing political risk.Because of the history of that country, South Africa is potentially an explosive powder keg.Botswana is one of the countries that could not survi

30 Sep 2019

By Richard Moleofe

30 Sep 2019

It always amuses me when the American president, Mr. Donald Trump, repeatedly says that European countries should contribute much more towards their own security than they have been doing for decades.

Trump is saying that European countries cannot just sit there and wait to be protected by the US, without the Europeans themselves contributing a lot more to their own security.

23 Sep 2019

The reputation of a politician has never been lower as we go into the last few weeks before an election.

In pursuit of securing votes, the politician knows no limit.

In the politician’s untamed ambitions to get into that much prized office, everything goes.

The first victim in all these has been the truth, to paraphrase George Orwell.

23 Sep 2019

The general elections are like a rat race where meanness is the norm and no one comes out with their dignity intact. Botswana’s 2019 general election is not an exception and many will come out humiliated, their dignities bruised and careers destroyed beyond repair.

23 Sep 2019

To prop the stagnant and even sluggish economy, government might have to postpone efforts to reduce budget deficit and instead spend more, especially on infrastructure.

Botswana’s infrastructure needs to be revamped. There is need for new infrastructure as well as for maintenance of existing one.

That bill would no doubt run into billions.

23 Sep 2019

The year 2018, marked the 40th Anniversary of the Alma – Ata Declaration which stated that Primary Health Care (PHC) was essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally acceptable to individuals and families in the community.

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