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Botswana’s top 10% earned 67% of national income in 2009

A historic study by a Paris think tank that estimates the evolution of income inequality in Africa from 1990 to 2017 shows that the share...

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Botswana’s digital vulnerability has been exposed

For the last few weeks many of the IT networks inside Botswana have been operating way below optimal levels. The situation was...

Climate change will decimate Botswana’s tourism, agriculture potential

Across the world, climate change has now moved into the center of every public debate and every public policy decision making processes.

Botswana needs to make huge investments in digital literacy

As Botswana continues to search for openings to broaden economic opportunities for citizens, perhaps the less talked about avenues has to be digitalization of the...

BUSINESS

Who is lying, Gov’t or numbers…?

The government’s record of total number of jobs lost in the past five years has been disputed, forcing the minister to cast doubt on...

Budget 2020: What’s in store for a Motswana child?

Part of the Children Act reads, “An Act to make provision for the promotion and protection of the rights of the child; for the promotion...

Fears of locust invasion could be a blow to Botswana farmers

While the coronavirus outbreak has dominated news headlines for the past month, Africa has been hit by a swarm of locusts, and some have already...

LEA technically insolvent

Though its name hardly is hardly mentioned alongside troublesome state-owned enterprises (SOES) that are bleeding government money, the Local Enterprise Authority (LEA), is another SOE...

BPF MP bemoans lack of tools to measure national budget efficiency

Monitoring the national budget is important to ensure that the financial, operational and capital plans that are developed and approved for implementation as part of...

BMC is not up for sale yet, so says junior minister

The junior minister at the ministry of Agriculture and Food Security - Beauty Manake has told Parliament that the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) will not...

MOST READ TODAY

News blackout on civil service strike

The ongoing public servants' strike in Botswana has seen that country's state-owned media cover only one side of the story. Yup, you guessed it,...

DCEC, DIS losing spy wars

When South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed in congratulating his Botswana counterpart, President Mokgweetsi Masisi on his election victory, conspiracy theorists went into overdrive. Curiously,...

Botswana broke and living beyond its means

Botswana’s fifth President Mokgweetsi Masisi has his job cut out as he inherits a country that is broke and living beyond its...

Is Khama privy to Boko and Moti’s plan to take over Botswana and Zimbabwe?

Self-exiled Zimbabwean G40 kingpin Professor Jonathan Moyo and MDC-ALLIANCE leader Nelson Chamisa are banking on former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters in the Botswana...

Balopi “shocked” by UDC petition allegations

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Secretary General Mpho Balopi has dismissed as outrageous allegations contained in the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) election petitions. The contents...

ANALYSIS

A broken nation that has no leaders to look up to

Batswana are fast becoming a nation of believers, though in a very unusual and one dare say destructive way.

Towards an African Energy Doctrine and alternative sources of electricity

In 1960 Senegalese scholar, Pan Africanist and Nuclear Physicist, Dr Cheikh Anta Diop outlined his ideas on establishing a federal system for all African countries...

Botswana has become a nation of crybabies, whiners and miserly people!

Reports that President Dr Masisi blames former President Dr Lt General Khama for the rhino poaching crisis that has lately hit Botswana...

The War after the Anglo-Boer War

The Anglo-Boer War which was fought from 1899 to 1902 was a precursor to the German-Herero War in German South West Africa, a country...

A crisis of indecision might be eating down our Government

With elections and petitions over, now the hard work begins It started early in the week with a budget speech read...

SPORTS

Nocturnal campaigns on ahead of BFA elections

Six months ahead of the Botswana Football Association (BFA) elective Annual General Assembly (AGA), campaigns are underway as potential candidates jostle for seats at local...

BFA promises to avoid annoying cashless TV deal

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) eagerly awaits the end of the cashless broadcast deal entered into by the Botswana Premier League (BPL) and the Department...

BPL prize money … A storm in a teacup

I have been involved in both international and local football for some time. I have experienced and worked in both worlds. I know a...

BFA, BPL in a rough tackle

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) and the Botswana Premier League Board (BPL) are headed for collusion course. The BPL board has...

CANA Zone IV swimming competitions to boost sports tourism

Sport tourism in Botswana hasn’t always been popular. However, with an increase in national and international sports events happening annually, it...

Botswana has ambition to host Formula One

The Government of Botswana is ready to support any company that will stage the Formula 1 glamorous motor sport elite competition.

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LIFESTYLE

Pan-Africanist Molosi steps up to a queer stage

When Rainbow School in Gaborone became infamous for abolishing Afro hair among its black students, it was the voice of none other than Molosi...

Batswana get perpetually stoned because they don’t check in rehabs

The concomitant problems of alcohol abuse, tobacco, and illegal drug use are pervasive throughout the country. The benefits of treatment far...

Money turns Botswana into Splitville

For Batswana couples, the difference between “till death do us part” and “it’s over” is usually money. Kgatleng assistant...

The irony of Avani Sun employees complaining about racism

To be perfectly clear from the get-go, not all Avani Sun Hotel employees are rigorous enforcers of a racist and unofficial “moeng-o-etetse-mang?”...

Ancestors Danced

Rock ‘n’ Roll came into existence and people danced to it; so, they did and still do to house, rave, soul, R&B,...

IN-DEPTH

In life was the mighty baobab Mzee Moi a cruel dictator, and now in death a...

In elaborate rituals accompanying funeral activities for Mzee Moi, a few gestures stood out for their ...

Masisi’s threesome with Abe and Jinping is perfectly OK!

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is the unhappy split object in a traumatic love triangle with China’s Xi Jinping and Japan’s Shenzo Abe.

Cross Kgosidiile: A new broom at BDC?

The appointment of Cross kgosidiile as Managing Director at Botswana Development Corporation has been met with cautious optimism. Since Ken Matambo left...

Politics is a numbers game, but elections are a rules game

We have heard politicians say that politics is a numbers game. This statement can be misleading. Given the centrality of elections to our politics it...

How Mogae handled the coronavirus of his time

At the time that Festus Mogae became president on April 1, 1998, Botswana had the world’s highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world. AIDS deaths...

TI warns about the corrupting influence of ‘big money’ in politics

Transparency International (TI) has echoed a warning that was sounded three months ago by a SADC electoral observation mission to Botswana’s 2019...

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