Sunday, July 25, 2021

Opinions

Belligerents could not even honour a centenary of the revered Seretse with a temporary ceasefire

This past Thursday, July 1st was Sir Seretse Khama’s birthday. He would have turned 100 had he not died in 1980. Perhaps second only to when Botswana turned...

Africa greatly mourns Kenneth Kaunda, the father of Zambian nation

“Distinguished heads of state and government, your excellencies members of the diplomatic corps, our invited guests, ladies and gentlemen, it is now my singular...

The Zulus are Coming!

Jacob Zuma, former president of South Africa has been sentenced to serve a fifteen month jail for contempt of court. Indeed South Africa is...

Will turning the Ombudsman into a Human Rights Institution bear fruit?

The Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Rre Kabo Morwaeng is scheduled to table the Ombudsman Bill 2021 in the upcoming winter...

Politicising the BDF will turn this important institution into a Frankenstein monster

The ongoing politicisation of the Botswana Defence Force, a process that in a way is subtly led if not facilitated by some former generals...

Cancel Culture threatens figures like Dr Kaunda

At the Upright African Movement, we advocate for the inclusion of stories of figures like Dr. Kaunda in the curriculum • “In this era of...

The hypocrisy of Ntlo Ya Dikgosi on Kgosi Mosielele’s motion

The fact that the House of Chiefs delegation failed in the principal objective of the motion of Kgosi Gobuamang Mosielele, the intention of which...

The Coming of the Military Veterans Bill

The next parliament sitting scheduled for the month of July will be bringing one of the most critical bills into the house. This is...

The BNF has failed to provide winning leadership in the opposition rank in over 55 years!

The history of electoral coalitions and alliances in Botswana is a history of self-sponsored chaos, heartache, and abject failure. This is a blunt fact...

Covid-19 procurement under SOPE was always going to result in massive Covid-19 corruption

Massive corruption under normal circumstances of competitive tender processes and procedures has been the norm during the better part of this Republic. It becomes...