When eleven Members of Parliament and scores of councilors broke away from the Botswana National Front to form the BCP, they literally chopped the head off the BNF body structure.
In a series of articles I wrote in this newspaper last year, I had intended, among other things, to show how academics can manage, whatever the subject, to remain objective and write in a way that an article is built on a foundation of scholarship.
My concern is the little attention that our companies and Batswana give to our beauty queens.
Our beautiful and intelligent Miss Botswana, Malebogo Marumoagae, is left to fend for herself after the so-called Expo Botswana abandoned her.
How do we encourage arts in our country when simple things like these don?t matter?
I have not realised until recently, how angry I was about the injustices, manipulation and the double standards in the world.
The reason I noticed how angry I was, was the therapeutic article by Loose Canon ?Obama for President?.
It was therapeutic because it made me laugh and feel and think beyond anger.
I strongly believe that it?s time to urgently declare a decade of restoring the dignity of men
Men are an endangered species and need to be protected from extinction.
Of course, they are also very dangerous, including to themselves.
The recent brouhaha surrounding the privatization of Air Botswana should not come as a surprise to PEEPA or, for that matter, to anybody acting on behalf of government in the ongoing negotiations with SA Airlink.
In my life, I have made a vow to be at the service of others. Everyone comes first and I come last. No wonder I am poor. Such is the spirit of civic duty coursing through my veins that I always want to improve the lot of the next individual. It is a calling. I am a great believer in pre-destiny. I take the view that every one of us has their path mapped out the moment they enter this world.
With the political opposition still comatose, we should thank God that a few faces from the ruling party ranks are coming forward to forcefully and unrepentantly fill the void.
After a long boring lull, the debates inside parliament are getting lively and exciting again.
The executive is getting worried. And that is how things should be.
South Africa?s Trevor Manuel revealed in his budget speech that 12 million South Africans now receive social grants such as state old-age pension, disability and care dependency grants which he increased by R50 to a maximum of R870 per month. And child support grants were increased by R10 to R200 per month whilst foster care grants rise to R620 per month.
I feel that I should talk about some of my concern with regard to processing and benefication of our mineral resources. As you are aware, since I became your Minister I have discussed with you and others on many occasions concerning the processing of minerals, whether it is Copper, Diamonds, or Soda Ash etc.
Towards the end of his first term in office, Barack Obama is a worried man. No president of America ever steps down after one term. They always go for a second term. Obama is worried by many things. The polls show that the American people have had enough of him. More than half are outright hostile.
Responses in Parliament to a motion presented last week by Member for Shoshong, Duke Lefhoko, indicate a discernible appreciation of what is at stake if government does not move urgently to come up with a deliberate strategy to favour citizen companies through government procurement budget.
It is now a fait accompli.
Ian Khama is Festus Mogae?s inevitable successor.
With still over twelve months to go, Khama?s coming presidency is already determining the parameters of political debate.
Inside every bar, inside every restaurant and under every tree, the conversation always veers to Khama?s coming presidency.
As was to be expected this week?s announcement by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria that they will be withholding $9 million in grants to Botswana has created a frenzy of criticism (most of it unwarranted) directed at Government in general and NACA in particular.
?A re rapeleng ? Let?s pray? was a good time for the boozers to take a snooze after a rough night on the mighty ?khadi?. Some of them lived at the teachers? quarters just a stone?s throw away from the church.
Even Makhulu?s pointed prayers did not take that long. I suspect that this is why my mother opted for the Catholic Church.
For an African, life is generally tough. Due to poverty brought about by many factors, the lot of the African is not nice. I sometimes wonder just what it is Africans did to deserve this kind of life. If it is not drought, then it is war. If it is not dictatorship then it is corruption. Often, it is disease and silly tribal bigotry.
Drivers in Botswana are bad.
This is shown by the high level of fatal car accidents.
The most significant event I can recall near to the date of my father?s birth is the death of Vladimir Lenin in 1924.