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Many presidentialisms in Africa are very unique. The uniqueness of African presidentialisms stretches back to the post-colonial era. When many African countries gained â€...
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 13:43 pm
For the past few weeks I have been involved in a public education project with Gabz FM providing some insights on the political situations in a few African countries that...
Fri 02 Mar 2018, 13:30 pm
For the past few weeks I have been involved in a public education project with Gabz FM providing some insights on the political situations in a few African countries that...
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 16:00 pm
For the past few weeks after the AU Summit that ran under a theme that called for the “ elimination of corruption in Africa” all eyes turned to South Africa where calls ...
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 13:03 pm
The just ended AU Summit in Addis Ababa was conducted under a very interesting theme: Winning the Fight against Corruption.
Fri 26 Jan 2018, 18:59 pm
This past week there was a global outrage over US president Donald Trump’s atrocious remarks in a private meeting where he is alleged to have uttered what many people all...
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 14:50 pm
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...
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