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Friday 23 June 2017, 15:20 pm.
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 15:20 pm
It is that day when you’ve been invited by the police, or the Directorate of Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC), for an interview. No, not a job interview.
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 18:23 pm
In a context of almost total indifference, marked by outright hostility, representatives of over a hundred of the world’s least powerful countries are currently opening a...
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 18:12 pm
The President has gone to Sweden. It has now come to light that the President is on a window shopping exercise for fighter jets so as to augment our security.
Wed 21 Jun 2017, 17:45 pm
There were at least two newspaper reports about the visit to Old Palapye by a walking group. These mentioned that they were shown, amongst other places. the prison and th...
Mon 19 Jun 2017, 16:50 pm
We had previously noted that during their Sunday long truce Kgosi Sechele and the Transvaal Boer Commandant General Scholtz had agreed to meet on Monday morning.
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 18:18 pm
Governments wield immense coercive powers. Such are vested, generally, in a multiplicity of law enforcement agencies.
Thu 15 Jun 2017, 16:05 pm
have for the past few years been studying Botswana’s economic decision making and with many recent developments I am now fully convinced that indeed our country is fast m...
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 17:26 pm
In the past we used to go up and down to Old Palapye very often. Each visit was a huge pleasure and a challenge trying to figure out what was what. All we knew about Kham...
Wed 14 Jun 2017, 17:26 pm
“Air Botswana sold to Wilderness Safaris” so screamed newspaper headlines and social media commentary. At first it appeared as if it was a joke and right at its introduct...
Mon 12 Jun 2017, 16:13 pm
The August 30, 1852 Battle of Dimawe stands out as one of the earliest instances in which a Boer Commando fought an indigenous opposing force that was also substantially ...
Fri 09 Jun 2017, 16:15 pm
At a crowded bus station, a young woman is brutalised by a crowd of thoughtless thugs. She is stripped of whatever little she is garbed with and cast naked into the stree...
Thu 08 Jun 2017, 16:07 pm
Two weeks ago I was invited to the Gabz Fm studio by Brother Gabriel Rasengwatse, the host of the midweek morning show where we discussed the burning issue of terrorism, ...
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:10 pm
It could perhaps be assumed that the structure in this photo is indeed that of the Manager of Standard Bank, Gaborone in probably 1964.
Wed 07 Jun 2017, 18:10 pm
Many people are languishing in our jails not because they are guilty, but because the criminal justice system in Botswana can be so brutal, harsh and very uncompromising ...
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 17:49 pm
In our last episode we observed that the course of the August 30, 1852 Battle at Dimawe was largely determined by nature of the two sides’ weaponry.
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 15:17 pm
The Court of Appeal’s (CoA) Ramantele decision compares, favorably, with the best legal writings to have come out of that court. Its logic is brutal and often, spellbindi...
Thu 01 Jun 2017, 17:04 pm
On November 20, 2015, two jihadi militants attacked the Radisson Blu hotel in Bamako, Mali, seizing about 100 hostages and leaving bodies strewed across the building. Whe...
Wed 31 May 2017, 16:30 pm
Scribes, voters, and surprisingly and peculiarly, hackers were invited over by the Independent Electoral Commision (IEC) to come and witness how the Electronic Voting Ma...
Wed 31 May 2017, 16:30 pm
We have not done too badly in this country regarding guidebooks but it is also obvious that we could be doing a great deal better. Guidebooks vary a great deal in their s...
Mon 29 May 2017, 16:11 pm
In our last episode we observed that the course of the August 30, 1852 Battle at Dimawe was largely determined by nature of the two sides’ weaponry.
Fri 26 May 2017, 15:12 pm
I was on the verge of writing something on the magistracy when one media person asked if I had a view on media endorsement of political party candidates.
Fri 26 May 2017, 15:12 pm
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the May 25, 1963 foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) which is now known as the African Union (AU). The day is ...
Wed 24 May 2017, 16:16 pm
It was still the age of innocence before diamond money came through the system, a different society and a different time.
Wed 24 May 2017, 16:16 pm
The Botswana Movement for democracy (BMD) is in a constitutional turmoil and abyss.
Mon 22 May 2017, 16:09 pm
‘Rramokonopi wabo Kgosidintsi, otlhotse akonopano le Poulwe; erile motshegare Poulwe alapa, gasala gokonopa Rramokopi. Kwena, utla hutshe ya ngwana wa Leburu, obontshe ba...
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