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29 Jun 2018

When it comes to enhancing food security, the last decade has really been nothing but a wasted opportunity.

The enthusiasm that had been created at the beginning of that decade has turned out to be nothing more than false dawn.

At the end of that decade, the agricultural sector, a crucial and integral sector for food security has regressed.

25 Jun 2018

It would be an exaggeration to say ruination awaits Mokgweetsi Masisi’s presidency.

But there will be tough moments ahead, in fact in the not too distant future.

With the official opposition all but dead, those hard times will all come from within his club.

The surest way for him to stand a fighting chance will be to impose himself and his agenda through jobs.

25 Jun 2018

Like the recent infamous hurricanes, Katrina, Irma, Maria and Harvey, that ravaged the United States from the south of continental North America through the Gulf of Mexico, another whirlwind, born at the US border with Mexico, is engulfing the United States and has pitted the American people against their president and his administration.

25 Jun 2018

Warm hearted greetings to you my President, kea go ikobela sir. May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your ascension to the Presidency of this Great Republic. Rraetsho I am still trying to locate you in nature, ke gore ke ka go bitsa pula ya sephai .. pula ya medupe .. Pula ya thisibalo ee thugisang dijwalo ka lorato.. e nosa e sa phatakanye one mmu o o tshwarang di jwalo..

22 Jun 2018

This past Saturday, Africans across the continent celebrated what is termed: The Day of an African Child. The name The Day of an African Child however, conceals the fact that the brutality and blood spilt on June 16th, 1976 was for instruction in African languages. This is not a Children's Day; it is an African linguistics day.

22 Jun 2018

The Botswana National Front (BNF) is concerned by the continued abuse of public institutions by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) led government under President Mokgweetsi Masisi. The BDP continues to abuse public institutions to gain political mileage and remain in power. This is confirmed by the latest move to shift Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) to the Office of the President (OP).

17 Jun 2018

A near consensus among reasonable Batswana is that anyone taking the reigns from Dr Khama was always going to be compelled to discontinue some policies and programs as well as reverse some key decisions taken by the previous administration. President Masisi has not disappointed in this regard.

17 Jun 2018

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx.  Born on 5th May 1818, in the city of Trier in the German Province of the Rhineland, Marx was undoubtedly one of the greatest thinkers of all time.  A man of profound convictions, encyclopaedic erudition and an extraordinarily fecund mind, he read all the major modern European languages and made lasting and original contribution t

14 Jun 2018

The manner with which Botswana Government is handling the country’s petroleum retail industry is creating a lot of anxiety, unease and jittery among many interests.

To be most concerned are the motorists!

But so too should be the retailers and their shareholders a majority of who reside offshore.

14 Jun 2018

Go to Europe. The German government speaks to its people in German. The French government address its people in French. The Dutch government communicates with its people in Dutch. The government of Norway addresses its people in Norwegian. The government of Portugal speaks to its people in Portuguese. The government of Norway addresses its people in Norwegian.

11 Jun 2018

Political scientists tells us that there are three factors which influence election results; (i) policies, that is good or bad policies,  (ii) leadership qualities, that is (charismatic, acceptable and honest),  (iii) resources (both human and financial resources). 

11 Jun 2018

The president of Zimbabwe is my home boy; we use the same road home and our homes are barely two miles apart even though on the opposite sides of Runde River.

I wish him well but my bigger wish is that he could seize this opportunity that came his way and employ a radically different path from Robert Mugabe, his predecessor.

11 Jun 2018

For an effective business culture to take root there has to be appropriate infrastructure in place to facilitate that business.

This infrastructure does not only pertain to roads, bridges and railways.

In today’s modern world telecommunications, especially in so far as it pertains to internet is just as important – if not more important.

07 Jun 2018

Let us just admit on the onset dear reader, that there are those who when they see this title heading, bite their lips and throw tantrums. It is one of those controversial topics that evokes high mercurial temperature from both protagonists and antagonists.

03 Jun 2018

The sudden buoyancy of the opposition during the last General Elections in 2014 terrified the Botswana Democratic Party.

It was unprecedented.

03 Jun 2018

Botswana’s economy is on a gridlock.

There is an urgent need for economic revival.

Any further delays will lead to the economy losing its grip even further.

During a crunch, economies that are more resilient are often those that that have inbuilt dynamism.

For Botswana, such dynamism has often been provided by the mining sector, especially diamond mining.

03 Jun 2018

When former president Dr Khama publicly endorsed his then Vice President Mr Masisi for the Chairmanship of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) thus effectively declaring Mr Masisi as his heir apparent, it was widely feared that the chosen one, a self-confessed bootlicker, would be a happy loyal puppet of Dr Khama.

03 Jun 2018

‘Circumcision is not the sole art of removing the skin from the penis’, it is an integral part of the initiation programme.  ‘Go tenola boraka jwa ga tshumo ga se gone gotlhe’. A participant graduates because he has gone through all the required stages of the course.

27 May 2018

For twenty years now Botswana has been receiving consistently positive reviews from Transparency International as the least corrupt country in Africa.

Initially this was interpreted by many citizens as a badge of honour.

With time it evolved into a distraction as more and more people started to question the true value of the prize.

27 May 2018

The actions and culture of the DISS have, since formation, have constituted some of the more serious blights in Botswana’s much praised yet stagnant democratic practice.

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