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Tuesday 21 February 2017, 15:35 pm.
Tue 21 Feb 2017, 15:35 pm
At Independence, Botswana was encircled by hostile regimes: the apartheid government of Hendrik Verwoerd to the East and South, and to the West, South West Africa (Namibi...
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 15:57 pm
Our previous episode traced the Rev. Dr. David Livingstone’s radical, albeit then anonymous condemnation of Boer oppression of Batswana in the pages of the British Banner...
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 15:57 pm
When you give another person the power to define you, then you also give them the power to control you.
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 15:57 pm
Three recent reports and comments in the newspapers, all very different, have given me cause to stop and wonder. In no particular order - No. 1 was the crash of the BDF C...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:42 am
A week ago, the Director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo, used his first trip abroad to present Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef with the CIA’s highest award for fi...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:31 am
The latest is that southern Africa is faced with is the invasion of armyworms in at least four countries.
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:29 am
One aspect in which the developmental elites of Botswana, especially the economic high command at the now Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, have dismally fail...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:28 am
Like the Setswana term mmantsiripane (see last week’s article), another that is employed casually, with people having no real sense of how ancient, profound and revealing...
Fri 17 Feb 2017, 11:28 am
Quitting your job and becoming a freelance writer is freedom personified. No boss. No early morning traffic.
Thu 16 Feb 2017, 16:55 pm
Men may not be popular for doing multiple tasks concurrently, unlike their female counterparts, but that does not mean they cannot be actively engaged in multiple tasks. ...
Wed 15 Feb 2017, 17:11 pm
As a heritage and record, this photo is of more than a little interest. Dr Barry Loughner was one of the first dentists to come to this country. Sent here by Church World...
Tue 14 Feb 2017, 16:11 pm
It isn’t the first time we hear the nonsense that, ‘it is not the role of Government to create employment.’ Forgive Hon Kenneth Matambo, Minister of Finance for uttering ...
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 16:46 pm
We concluded last week by noting that the Batswana struggle against Boer oppression had been first brought to the attention of a wider circle of British public opinion by...
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 16:39 pm
With the Daily News recently reporting that the President had checked the progress on the new Kazangula bridge, it really is time that the government tells us more about ...
Mon 13 Feb 2017, 16:39 pm
“The definition of insanity is repeating the same mistakes over and over again and expecting different results,” utters the “know-it-all” guy next to our table at some co...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:34 am
Yewande Omotoso was born in Barbados, grew up in Nigeria, and has lived in South Africa since 1992. Her first novel, Bom Boy (Modjaji Books), which came out of her MFA in...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:32 am
There is a common Setswana term that is bandied about without people having any real sense of how ancient, profound and revealing it is: mmantsiripane. It is a name used ...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:23 am
On Monday when presenting the budget speech, the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Kenneth Matambo sought to contend that it is not the primary responsibility...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:23 am
The above is what you would find in the front page of the current issue of the Sunday Standard newspaper. This raises a lot of questions and concern in reading the way th...
Fri 10 Feb 2017, 11:23 am
To say that there are many things regarding United States governance that puzzle me would be an understatement. It has been reported that the U.S. threatened ‘severe step...
Thu 09 Feb 2017, 13:45 pm
Some researchers believe that women are better than men when it comes to multi-tasking, while others argue that it entirely depends on the multiple tasks being referred t...
Wed 08 Feb 2017, 17:09 pm
Only a short time ago, a very decent home could be built using locally available materials. There were one or two imported extras such as nails, but the key elements were...
Tue 07 Feb 2017, 16:14 pm
My country right or wrong, patriotism! My president right or wrong sycophancy! Mma V, failed in her bid to be the African Union Commission chairperson. For that I am sad....
Mon 06 Feb 2017, 17:43 pm
We concluded last week by observing that when in 1846 the Boers confiscated the wagons of one trader for carrying arms to Sechele, the missionary David Livingstone had ca...
Mon 06 Feb 2017, 17:43 pm
Here we are in February, and it has rained. Was it Michael Frayn in England who said that he had recently met a woman at a drinks party and asked what she did for a livin...
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