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It is with so much sorrow and pain as I am sitting here penning my last instalment for Mmegi.
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 17:40 pm
When considering United States President Donald Trump’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, we learn many things about him:
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 17:49 pm
NATO’s military intervention in Libya in 2011 has justifiably earned its place in history as an indictment of Western foreign policy and a military alliance, which since ...
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 17:12 pm
For the past few days, the southern African sub-continent got a shock of its life when news started filtering in from all media houses that the Zimbabwean Defence Force (...
Thu 02 Nov 2017, 11:57 am
Most Americans’ broad ignorance regarding Africa is a long-standing phenomenon, one perpetuated from the top down. I vividly remember in 2008 at the height of US presiden...
Thu 26 Oct 2017, 15:37 pm
Some few weeks ago a dark cloud engulfed the Horn of Africa when a car bomb exploded in a crowded area in Somali capital, Mogadishu, where more than 400 people lost their...
Thu 19 Oct 2017, 16:39 pm
Some few days back I came across a 1983 article where Audre Lorde wrote that: “among those of us who share the goals of liberation and a workable future for our children...
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 10:03 am
This past Monday the world commemorated the legacy of one of the greatest revolutionaries to emerge from Latin America, Che Guevara. October 6, 2017 marked the 50 years s...
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 19:13 pm
This past Saturday many people across the southern African region watched in admiration as Botswana celebrated “independence”.
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 09:47 am
When United States (US) President, Donald Trump arrived at the podium at the United Nations (UN) to deliver his address to the world leaders and diplomats, it was impossi...
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 16:02 pm
I have attended many academic and political fora where Botswana’s foreign policy issues have been a topic of discussion. While some people are advocating for Botswana to ...
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 16:23 pm
The continued testing of ballistic missiles by North Korea has sparked a huge debate within global politics with a lot of people especially proponents of western media w...
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 13:43 pm
When discussing the state of world politics it is very common for people to dismiss the state of affairs in African politics. In fact, most people I have interacted with ...
Thu 31 Aug 2017, 16:43 pm
If you really analyse deeper between the conservatives and the neo liberals, when it comes to issues of foreign policy decisions there is a very thin line that divide the...
Thu 24 Aug 2017, 16:54 pm
While watching the controversial politics of Iranian nuclear deal (or JCPOA) making headline news on a daily basis, it becomes very appropriate to imagine the sanctions t...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
Thu 13 Jul 2017, 17:01 pm
This past week I have been observing international political events from the G20 Summit, North Korean missile test, the Syrian crisis and a host of others so as to prepar...
Thu 06 Jul 2017, 18:55 pm
In cities and towns across the world, from New Delhi to New York the socio-political policies that led to the Grenfell Tower disaster in west London are being repeated; ...
Thu 29 Jun 2017, 16:30 pm
This week I have deliberately decided to break from the usual norm of discussing international politics to pay tribute to the man who shaped my academic and intellectual ...
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...
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...
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