Tuesday, April 16, 2024

In-Depth

Boko/Saleshando – from best friends to bitter enemies?

It was one of the biggest Kodak moments of the 2019 general election. Botswana Congress Party (BCP) President Dumelang Saleshando was caught on camera, down...

Wayeyi headman complains about downgrading of kgotla status

The headman of Boyei Ward in Maun, Kgosi Moeti Moeti, says that the status of his kgotla has been downgraded and is now fighting to have such status...

Malema – Botswana mining industry’s Mr Turnaround

Not many bosses get their kicks away from the cushy embrace of their air-conditioned offices. Minerals Development Trading Company Botswana (MDCB) Managing Director, Matome Tsholetsa...

Israel scores higher than Botswana in Human Freedom Index

Before 2016, a region with over 186 000 people (what is now called the SPEDU region) mostly relied on the BCL copper-nickel mine in...

Farewell my brother, comrade and friend

In the dark of the night that would birth the morn of December 3rd 2023, a beautiful soul departed this world, a kind heart stopped beating,...

Navigating the threat landscape: The potential impact of information disorders on the 2024 Elections in Botswana

Botswana will be going to the polls later this year. Political parties, voters as well as other stakeholders are gearing up for this special...

MPs raise alarm about ID-carrying Zimbabweans amassing at border gates

Some Members of Parliament have claimed that thousands of Zimbabweans are already converging on border gates in anticipation of a “deal” that their president...

Khama’s law could make it difficult for his cousin to become Regent

At press time on Friday evening, a kgotla meeting had been penciled in for the following morning at the main kgotla in Serowe. Two main agenda items were...

Balala – the long-suffering tribe being shamed out of public visibility

Can a tribe disappear while its members continue to exist in plain sight? The answer is yes if you are referring to Balala. The product of admixture...

OP-origin catchphrases overshadowing national principles

On becoming independent in 1966, the new republic of Botswana adopted the principles of development, democracy, self-reliance and unity to define its national identity....