Saturday, April 4, 2020

In-Depth

The two faces of Otsweletse Moupo

Making sense of Botswana National Front leader, Otsweletse Moupo, is like putting together pieces of a jig-saw puzzle scattered by a careless...

Moupo on slippery ground

Asked to clear his desk and leave the Botswana National Front high office, Otsweletse Moupo still has a fighting chance, but the vultures are...

The world at his feet

Even without any formal training in art, a local painter is gaining international recognition, writes MODIRWA KEKWALETSWE The statement ÔÇô made off-the-cuff in a feat...

Frontiersmen bring down another border

Key thinkers behind the planned trans-frontier conservation area that involves Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe are optimistic about its success, writes MESH MOETI The confidence of...

No Botswana diamonds in Japan

OUTSA MOKONE was in Japan last week and he saw diamonds, diamonds but no diamonds from the world's biggest producer- Botswana. Those are notes from my...

Terrorist who became SA envoy in Botswana

From the safe distance of more than ten years, Nat Serache, former Unkomto we Sizwe freedom fighter who cheated death when his Gaborone hideout...

Kgosi Mmusi aKgafela aLinchwe aPilane (1914-2006)

The late Kgosi Mmusi, who died this week, aged 92, played a leading role in the affairs of his morafe and country for over...

Portrait of a self-made radical

Gobe Matenge has straddled Botswana's civil service, boardrooms, and political landscape for close to 60 years. MESH MOETI meets an octogenarian whose advice continues...

Mogae adds diamond sparkle to his legacy

SUNDAY STANDARD takes you behind how President Festus Mogae expertly steered negotiations with De Beers, changing the course of the debate over his legacy. Nicky...