Author

Solly Rakgomo
  • Political education is vital for a progressive democracy

    No socio-political system can forgo securing its foundations by winning over minds and hearts to the principles, ideas, and common references and, beyond these, the myths which bind a nation together.In this context schools or other educational...

  • Botswana needs progressive electoral reforms

    There is a strong feeling among different sectors of Botswana society ranging from politicians, academics, civil society group, etc. that the Constitution of Botswana, which was adopted more than 50 years ago, needs a serious overhaul as it has many...

  • Humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC

    In 2021, armed conflict and natural disasters caused massive population movements and protection incidents in an overall context of poor access to quality basic social services, weak social protection and development policies and deep gender...

  • The threat of Al-Shabaab

    Nnoli’s assertions are undoubtedly very true as violent extremism remains one of Africa’s most pressing security threats. Militant extremist group violence in Africa has risen inexorably over the past decade, expanding by 300% during this...

  • The perils of transnational crime to the SADC region

    There are numerous criminal activities identified within the 11 states that make up the SADC region. Independently these crimes would normally be considered a matter for local authorities and not relevant to the construct of strategic...

  • Pelosi's Taiwan visit is an irresponsible act

    The visit has escalated tensions between China and the USA. Despite some advise not to take the trip by some top US officials such as the national security advisor Jake Sullivan and other senior national Security Council officials because of the risk...

  • AU must combat small arms proliferation

    Small arms and light weapons have seen a radical increase at a global level as the arms trade has grown exponentially over the years. However, when it comes to the impact of illicit trade it is the continent of Africa that continues to bear the brunt...

  • Botswana needs to strengthen border security management

    It is equally vital for the citizens to know that along with traditional threats to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of a state, it also envisages the non-traditional threats in many forms, which include transnational organised crime.For the...

  • Development: A key lesson for Botswana

    This group of countries through solid support from all sides have successfully held over 90 meetings and events so far in 2022, covering diverse issues such as politics, security, economic, trade, financial, people-to-people and cultural fields as...

  • Maritime security is crucial for Africa’s strategic future

    This sea blindness has resulted in many missed opportunities for a continent on which 38 countries have a combined coastline of more than 26,000 nautical miles (47,000km).Our lack of a broader maritime culture has, too often, concealed from African...

  • The plight of African children

    This special day commemorates the 1976 Soweto Uprising, where thousands of students were ambushed by the apartheid regime. This is a day that people in Africa pay tribute to the lives of students and the role of the youth in the liberation struggle...

  • Small arms proliferation: A national security threat to Botswana

    Threats to national security have radically shifted from militaristic to non-militaristic, which in most cases are very difficult to predict. During the Cold War era, the state was the referent point when it came to analysing national security...

  • A reflection of Africa Day celebrations

    The organisation was transformed into the African Union on July 9, 2002 in Durban, South Africa, but the holiday continues to be celebrated on May 25. This year’s theme focused on the importance of addressing malnutrition and food insecurity, that...

  • How Botswana can benefit from China global development

    This proposal is a call by the Chinese president to the international community to steer global development toward a new stage of balanced, coordinated and inclusive growth in face of the severe shocks of COVID-19. The proposal by President Xi came...

  • Large population is panacea for socio-economic progress

    The release of the results sparked public debates especially on social media with a large number of commentators decrying the slow population growth in Botswana as compared to other African countries. The majority of people attributed the general...

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