Opinions

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

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.