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The Winners Code
GEORGE CHIGARANDE
  • 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...

  • The brutal assault of neo-liberalism on trade unions

    Neo-liberalism is a policy model that emphasises the value of free market competition with much emphasis on minimal state intervention in economic and social affairs, and its commitment to the freedom of trade and capital. Neo-liberalism has become...

  • Political intolerance: A threat to democracy

    Many African states and politicians continue to make news headlines not because of their robust intellectual engagements on how to advance the socio-economic livelihoods of fellow citizens but on toxic confrontations, which borders on sheer political...

  • Bad governance in Africa

    The SADC region is facing challenges of insurgency in Mozambique, the Great Lakes region especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo is another conflict prone region, Alshabaab terror group is a security nightmare in the Horn of Africa, the Sahel...

  • Botswana needs a defence industry

    Defence industry mainly comprises companies that assemble or manufacture products for military use. These include manufacturers of products such as military ships (submarines, destroyers, aircraft carriers and other range of military related...

  • Organised crime-a threat to Botswana’s national security

    In the past, existential threats were mainly from external state actors who were a danger to the territorial integrity and sovereignty of a nation state. For example, a country like Botswana used to be surrounded by hostile regimes in the form of...

  • The need to help Ukraine victims

    The bombarding of Ukraine by the Russian troops of President Vladimir Putin has resulted in divided opinions of the global public. There are many accusations and counter-accusations thrown back and forth between the belligerents and their respective...

  • Arms contractors make profit from wars

    The military contractors from the West, especially the United States of America and Western Europe, see the ongoing war as a big window of opportunity to reap huge profits from this war the same way they have benefited from other wars through the...

  • Africa must not abandon Palestine

    Dr Ramzy Baroud is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Islam and Global Affairs based at the Istanbul University in Turkey. In his article, Baroud was reminding African nations and their citizens not to abandon the Palestinian struggles as...

  • The need for strong oversight of state security agencies

    This is a Bill, which seeks to make it legal for law enforcement organs of the state to use undercover operations to make interceptions to telephonic communications, access to computer systems and the use of controlled devices in the process of...

  • Impact of narco-trade on democratic governance in Africa

    The recent coup attempt in the West African coastal state of Guinea-Bissau has brought to the surface the nefarious impact of the drugs or narco-trade on national security and overall democratic governance of states.Guinea-Bissau is generally...

  • The need to mitigate military coups in Africa

    The recent rise in coups in the continent is a reflection of a declining regional and international willingness to enforce anti-coup norms. It was between 1960 and 2000 when coup d’états were prominent as demonstrated by 82 successful coups...

  • The curse of bribery in Africa

    In the words of former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, “Corruption hurts the poor disproportionately diverting funds intended for development, undermining a government’s ability to provide basic services, and feeding inequality and injustice”....

  • Africa's politics of instability

    This is evidenced by continued terrorist activities across the continent especially in the Sahel region. The Sahel region, which includes countries such as Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Cameroon, Nigeria, Mali, Niger, Chad, Ethiopia and Somalia...

  • Botswana needs terrorism threat alert advisory system

    African regions such as the Sahel, Lake Chad Basin and Horn of Africa are not the only ones considered new theaters of terror activity but the phenomenon has expanded to West Africa’s coastal states, Central Africa and Southern Africa.The 2020...

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