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Botswana hit the ground running in 1966 by adopting multi-party democracy as her government system when she was granted her independence by Great Britain.
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 23:51 pm
After 51 years of independence, the Botswana Constitution shouts for amendment.
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 19:18 pm
Competition for the presidency of the African National Congress (ANC) has never been so intense. Seven names jostling for the top position, three females and four males!
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 17:37 pm
Zimbabwe attained her independence, 1980 after the Lancaster House Agreement negotiated between Ian Smith, prime minister of the Rhodesia unilaterally-declared independen...
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 17:58 pm
Consistent in this year’s SONA is that invariably more, not less, that belongs to the period is excluded.
Tue 31 Oct 2017, 15:43 pm
America used to be a model of democracy in the world. Didn’t the early settlers in what is now known as the United States of America (USA), revolt against their mother co...
Tue 24 Oct 2017, 16:06 pm
An article titled, ‘Boko, Gaolathe in Russian rendezvous,’ in Mmegi newspaper of 17/10/2017 seems to allude to the un-wisdom of letting two opposition MPs, Hon Duma Boko ...
Tue 17 Oct 2017, 13:02 pm
Prior to BMD stone-throwing battle scenario in Bobonong in July, there was a near consensus that come 2019 the ruling BDP will bite the dust and UDC will take over the re...
Tue 10 Oct 2017, 16:10 pm
Last week ,we celebrated/commemorated our 51 years of Independence. 1966 was the year of our independence. Population was a little more than 600 000, then.
Tue 26 Sep 2017, 16:22 pm
A new political party, Alliance for Progressives (AP) was added to the current scrum of five Botswana political parties. There’s been attempt to reduce the scrummage to o...
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 16:12 pm
In the play, A man of all seasons by Robert Bolt, (King) Henry (VIII), who is agitating for divorce with his wife Catherine, to marry Anne Bolyne, pleads with his Chancel...
Tue 12 Sep 2017, 17:07 pm
For a moment, a fortnight back, I wondered whether the nuclear ding-dong between Donald Trump of the US and Kim Jong-un of the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea ...
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 15:34 pm
Let Gwede Mantashe hobnob with ‘Domi ya rona le bana ba rona,’ Batswana masses have their own Ombudsman , Augustine Makgonatsotlhe rising from the ashes of his predecess...
Tue 29 Aug 2017, 17:32 pm
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has been ruling the Republic of Botswana for more than 50 years! Can we honestly say the multi-party democratic system of government B...
Tue 22 Aug 2017, 17:20 pm
Is Africa coming or going? August month is dedicated to women’s freedom from the patriarchal prison where they have been incarcerated since Adam. It is the month in which...
Tue 15 Aug 2017, 17:28 pm
Strange as it may sound, I find it difficult to award a win or a loss to either HE Jacob Zuma, the President of the Republic of South Africa or the opposition Democratic ...
Tue 08 Aug 2017, 15:59 pm
On 9 August 1956, 20 000 South African women of all colours, black, brown, pink and white travelling by all modes of transport , kombi, private car, bus, train, converged...
Tue 01 Aug 2017, 16:44 pm
During the long weekend, July 15 -18, intra-political party violence erupted at Matshekge High School in Bobonong. Some buildings’ windows were broken by stone throwers a...
Tue 25 Jul 2017, 16:36 pm
The late Sir Ketumile was a true son-of-the-soil. Talk of U-buntu, botho, (the quality of being human), Sir Ketumile Masire, had it in abundance. He was a man of the peop...
Tue 11 Jul 2017, 16:41 pm
Look around you: Botswana, Southern Africa, Africa and America, democracy, government of the people by the people for the people, is in crisis! Why, is the first question...
Tue 27 Jun 2017, 17:23 pm
The bleakest news about our country today is the P15 billion pula Gripen Fighter jets procurement. This, from all information sources available is in fact more than a don...
Tue 20 Jun 2017, 16:58 pm
A) Botswana trade union federations did well to expose the now worn-out political strategy of playing hide-and-seek in their membership of international organisations’ co...
Tue 13 Jun 2017, 17:32 pm
Political activity in the Republic of South Africa is hotting up as rival parties engage in scoring own goals to win their matches.
Tue 06 Jun 2017, 17:30 pm
Dr Ian Khama is heir to the throne of the Bangwato tribe. Though his father Sir Seretse Khama had renounced bogosi (chieftainship) after his marriage to the English lady,...
Tue 30 May 2017, 16:36 pm
Last week we gave instances painting Khama’s legacy with misgivings. This week we continue to cite more illustrations. The illustrations aren’t in any sequential timely o...
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