Sunday, July 14, 2024

Opinions

As Anglo decides De Beers fate, Botswana should also shake up its economic model

We are lucky that God imbued us with diamonds.  It is also gratifying that a few years after we became a sovereign nation, De Beers...

Looking at Chieftainship and the Military

There is a very interesting relationship between chieftaincy and the military and this has come a long way in the history of humanity. With...

“Meet Me at the River. . .”

The River It was a chilly May morning. From the Shashe River bank near Baraka Lodge and the Engine fuelling station on the opposite side...

What is happening in our politics shows a dearth in leadership – across the spectrum

The Botswana Congress Party deserves credit for organizing the primary elections early. This has allowed them more time to focus on campaigning for the General...

African leaders’ dislike of trade openness undermines growth  

The World Bank recently convened a summit of heads of state in Nairobi under the auspices of the International Development Assimilation (IDA).  Initially, when...

France Museveni was not Off the Mark

A week ago or so the renown social media whistle-blower only known as France Museveni published a story on Facebook about air defence guns...

Royal absenteeism hits Mochudi’s leobo official opening

By any stretch of imagination, the leobo (Shelter) which was opened in Mochudi on May 11 is the country’s best among such projects. It is a...

Global Health and Climate Change: Moving from Rhetoric to Action

This piece dear reader forms part of a series of articles on climate change and health. The first piece was on whether Botswana can...

Cabo Delgado has become a lost cause

A decision to send troops to northern Mozambique was taken only two years ago. It now feels like a distant past. In fact the whole exercise...

Botswana’s elections have become heavily securitized

It was only a matter of time before the opposition parties, as contenders for power responded in kind to the ever increasing securitization of...