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Friday 28 April 2017, 14:58 pm.
Tue 25 Apr 2017, 16:57 pm
This year was dedicated to OR Tambo, President of the ANC-in-exile, by the ANC leaders. Coincidentally this is the month OR Tambo died a few weeks before SA became the d...
Tue 11 Apr 2017, 16:57 pm
Calls for President Zuma to step down have metamorphosed into unprecedented protest marches for Nxamalala to resign. Shall it come to pass? It’s touch-and-go! The writ fo...
Tue 04 Apr 2017, 17:30 pm
President Jacob Zuma came under a deluge of calls to step down after the Constitutional Court decision to pay some of the costs of renovation of his Nkandla home, in a ...
Tue 28 Mar 2017, 16:47 pm
There is suspicion in the opposition that introduction of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the 2019 General elections is a desperate attempt by the BDP to steal the el...
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 15:34 pm
When Botswana attained Independence in 1966, she broke ranks with the majority African countries that had gained Independence before her, by opting for multiparty democr...
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 16:39 pm
When many people the world over thought Donald Trump could not win the race to the White House, I disagreed. When he eliminated his opponents in the Republican primaries,...
Tue 07 Mar 2017, 17:21 pm
A visitor strayed into our kitchen; his eyes fell on rows of bottles of water; the kitchen looked a veritable bottling plant!
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...
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 ...
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....
Tue 31 Jan 2017, 16:54 pm
Here are some reasons I’ve identified as random grounds (I don’t think a scientific research is required, a cursory observation suffices) why basic education children per...
Tue 24 Jan 2017, 17:26 pm
I almost fell on my frail back when I read Judge President Ian Kirby’s reported speech……..denying the independence of the two arms of government, the Executive and the Le...
Tue 17 Jan 2017, 15:47 pm
Oftentimes I feel dejected and disconsolate about my continent, Africa. I peep next door, I see uncle Bob still hanging on to power with grim determination. He will turn ...
Tue 20 Dec 2016, 16:18 pm
On 4 December 2016, H.E Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama delivered State of the Nation Address (SONA) to Botswana Parliament as it’s his duty to do.
Tue 13 Dec 2016, 16:02 pm
I was invited and participated in a historic conference in Algiers whose theme was: Algeria’s contribution to the decolonisation of Africa. The conference convened in Al...
Tue 06 Dec 2016, 16:24 pm
Comrade Fidel Castro is dead, but his legacy marches on, ‘Glory, Glory Hallelujah!’ Fidel was a man of the people. By the people I mean group of people who are a numerica...
Tue 29 Nov 2016, 16:40 pm
The other day on “Breakfast WITHOUT Reg” Gabz FM daily grind, the topic for the morning was whether President Ian Khama was a dictator as alleged by Comrade Kenny Kapinga...
Tue 22 Nov 2016, 17:36 pm
Michael Moore the author of Stupid White Men predicted Donald Trump victory and gave five reasons why he believed that would be so. Moore, film maker by profession, is a...
Tue 15 Nov 2016, 17:06 pm
Donald Trump the man who was a rank outsider in the polls, reviled and condemned by his Republican colleagues, won with a landslide margin. 276 electoral college nods wil...
Tue 08 Nov 2016, 18:09 pm
The USA goes to the polls today, November 8, 2016, to elect the next President of the country. Two candidates, one Republican, Donald Trump and one Democrat, Hilary Clint...
Tue 01 Nov 2016, 17:03 pm
The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court entered into force on July 1, 2002. As of March 2016, 124 States are party to the Statute. It is alleged that nearly ...
Tue 25 Oct 2016, 17:47 pm
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely. The USA is a powerful country.
Tue 18 Oct 2016, 18:13 pm
“Now the whole world had one language and a common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, ‘Come let’s mak...
Tue 11 Oct 2016, 15:16 pm
The 2016 Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) was launched last week by Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Index is a comprehensive analysis of governance in the 54 Afri...
Tue 04 Oct 2016, 15:48 pm
Criticise His Excellency Lieutenant General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama for whatever you will, but I wish to argue not for an indolent mind. Not that the President’s hyper...
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