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Friday 24 March 2017, 15:39 pm.
Fri 24 Mar 2017, 15:39 pm
One of the most interesting things that caught my attention during the inauguration of Lieutenant General Ian Khama as President of the country was his assertion of the f...
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 16:36 pm
The world waited with anticipation and trepidation for President Donald Trump’s speech to a combined House of Congress. Whether we like it or not, America remains to be t...
Fri 10 Mar 2017, 15:43 pm
In the last two instalments I have gone through the history of Botswana Defence Force’s (BDF) Military Intelligence(MI) and the position we are now at has helped the read...
Fri 03 Mar 2017, 15:53 pm
I have learnt from reading Sandy Grant’s column that you don’t need to be serious all the time when you discuss issues in the paper. For that reason I chose to deal with ...
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 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 03 Feb 2017, 17:01 pm
This year Botswana Defence Force (BDF) will be celebrating 40 years of existence. It has been a milestone for this military organisation and there has been so much transf...
Fri 27 Jan 2017, 15:57 pm
It was very interesting to read Tefo Pheage’s article on Mmegi (January, 17, 2017) in which he discusses the transfers of service men and women at Botswana Defence Force(...
Fri 20 Jan 2017, 14:29 pm
The Department of Prisons and Rehabilitation has a dark cloud hanging over it. For any prison warder, success is when you do not experience prison breaks.
Fri 13 Jan 2017, 15:27 pm
Last year the BDF was immersed in the jubilee celebrations of the country. Of course there is no country in the world that does not show case the abilities and strength o...
Fri 23 Dec 2016, 12:28 pm
Things happened so fast this past Friday. With the issuance of a warrant of arrest for Botswana Defence Force Commander for failing to comply with a court order that requ...
Fri 09 Dec 2016, 15:06 pm
One of the things that bring me so much joy and delight in my writing as a newspaper columnist is positive feedback. To me positive feedback is when you objectively criti...
Fri 02 Dec 2016, 15:49 pm
Last week I delved a great deal on the subject of logistics, but somewhere along the way I deviated and addressed a few issues outside of the subject. I do not want to be...
Fri 25 Nov 2016, 17:45 pm
One of the finest books I have read in my life as a soldier was a book with the above title authored by a certain Major General Julian Thompson, a retired officer of the ...
Fri 18 Nov 2016, 14:38 pm
The United States of America (USA) is one country that has always kept its wings spread around the world as far as they can. They have achieved this in part through their...
Wed 16 Nov 2016, 19:01 pm
If you are a motor driver or you are licensed to operate a vehicle on the road, your worst fears are always raised when you approach a police roadblock.
Fri 04 Nov 2016, 19:41 pm
Most readers would never have associated the above matter to security. I have read with much sadness statements made by the Minister of Transport and Communications, Kits...
Fri 28 Oct 2016, 16:07 pm
The rate at which people are buying motor vehicles in Botswana is alarming. The reason why the country adopted the new numbering in vehicle registration was for this fact...
Fri 21 Oct 2016, 18:45 pm
By the end of reading this opinion piece, someone in this country would have experienced a criminal attack on the streets of Gaborone. These attacks happen daily on our s...
Fri 14 Oct 2016, 07:10 am
The independence celebratory mood seems to be still lingering in most parts of the country and particularly the capital city. This past Sunday, the Assemblies of God Chur...
Fri 07 Oct 2016, 16:15 pm
Imagine Independence celebrations without the involvement of Botswana Defence Force (BDF). Boring! Of course that is what most young people would say. This day of celebra...
Wed 28 Sep 2016, 16:14 pm
In the days of the Bakwena Great King that I so much love to write about, there were no military schools even though wars were fought. What existed were battlefields and ...
Fri 23 Sep 2016, 16:03 pm
If anyone has been thinking that General Sechele of Bakwena was a novice in military sciences, they are certainly lost in the deep dark. Here is a man whose first priorit...
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 15:05 pm
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks has for the last twenty-six years had an anti-poaching division. They were initially trained by Botswana Defence Force Comma...
Fri 09 Sep 2016, 14:45 pm
The year 1976 was to be remembered. As Botswana celebrated her 10th anniversary of independence, the whole country came to a standstill and we celebrated.
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