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Friday 18 August 2017, 15:46 pm.
Fri 18 Aug 2017, 15:46 pm
Each time someone makes headlines for the wrong reasons, I pause to think more about them, and their loved ones.
Thu 17 Aug 2017, 11:24 am
For many years that I have been following international politics, I have always harboured that belief that the media’s role is to inform and enlighten, to be the eyes and...
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 16:58 pm
It is not so often that any of us can see donkey carts on our main, tarmacked roads. Normally they are to be found on secondary roads going to lands and cattle posts carr...
Wed 16 Aug 2017, 16:47 pm
“Many of the underrepresented members of the society already feel disengaged from the political system, and skeptical of the importance and potential influence of their v...
Mon 14 Aug 2017, 16:07 pm
“They said they had no time to speak now: if you are afraid to fight give up all your guns, all your oxen, all your sheep, all your goats and all your children and also y...
Fri 11 Aug 2017, 15:32 pm
I have two problems with my government. One regards public expenditure, which I think has moved from insane to plain headless, and you guessed right; the EVM. Curtailing ...
Thu 10 Aug 2017, 16:40 pm
With the controversy surrounding the Dalai Lama visit to Botswana gaining momentum, I took time to go through some historical archives and talk with some history scholars...
Wed 09 Aug 2017, 17:12 pm
Low level bridges across significant rivers used to be a familiar feature of the landscape in those long ago days. The first point to be made, however, is that several of...
Wed 09 Aug 2017, 17:12 pm
Politicians are by their nature self-serving, greedy and outright annoyingly manipulative to the unsuspecting. They connive and betray. They yield excessive power and con...
Mon 07 Aug 2017, 16:56 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War, we last left off at Motito on the 19th of December 1852, where Kgosi Sechele encountered Dr. David Livingstone, ...
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 14:55 pm
Congratulations to Bafi Nlanda on his appointment as Receiver, to Stephen Tiroyakgosi on his appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions, to Abraham Keetshabe on his h...
Thu 03 Aug 2017, 12:37 pm
For the past few months, there has been contradicting views from many Batswana with regard to the impending visit by his holiness the Dalai Lama to Botswana.
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 16:54 pm
As each year passes, it becomes ever harder to comprehend the state of the country not just in the years before Independence but in the pre-diamond era. How many people ...
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 16:54 pm
May I extend a semblance of sympathy to the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) in Botswana. Of recent newspapers and commentators have been on a jovi...
Mon 31 Jul 2017, 17:06 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War, we last left off in January of 1853, when a growing number of Transvaal Boers were calling for an end of hostili...
Fri 28 Jul 2017, 16:15 pm
Years ago, I was a member of a team considering possible charges against some suspects. We worked hard combing a jungle of documentary evidence, drafting and debating the...
Thu 27 Jul 2017, 15:48 pm
With wars and uprisings going on around the world, from Somalia, Yemen, Palestine to Syria, it is very important to take a closer look at US policy in the Middle East and...
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 12:41 pm
Those who buzz up and down the current main road may be unaware that the alignment of this road was ever any different from the one on which they were travelling. But th...
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 12:40 pm
De javu. On May 24, 2017 and in a similar column and space to which the reader has set his eyes now, I wrote about how the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) was in a ...
Mon 24 Jul 2017, 16:05 pm
In our extended account of the 1852-53 Batswana-Boer War we last left off on January 07, 1853 when the Transvaal Boers failed to achieve a decisive victory over the Barol...
Fri 21 Jul 2017, 15:29 pm
The past week, social media was ablaze with commentary on the bloodbath that was the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) Congress. The showdown was perfectly foreseable...
Thu 20 Jul 2017, 15:46 pm
Some few months back, I watched a nationwide “March Against Sharia” rallies in the United States (US) that brought an unholy alliance of far-right actors into the streets...
Wed 19 Jul 2017, 13:58 pm
We left off with Kgosi Montshiwa’s Barolong booRatshidi, along with a number of Bahurutshe refugees under Kgosi Lentswe, having relocated to Setlagole. From their new str...
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