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Titus Mbuya
  • Review: Mogae Addresses Botswana and The World

    Plato argues that kings should become philosophers or that philosophers should become kings, as they possess a special level of knowledge to rule the Republic successfully. He says justice is a virtue, as is knowledge, which requires understanding....

  • Corona surge: Chickens come home to roost

    The President further stated that as a result, the government is spending much money on private facilities which are being used for isolation. In the same post, he appealed to those members of the public who contract COVID-19 to self-isolate at home...

  • The Power Chase: A novel by Paul Batshedi More

    Lately, the little time that I get, I would rather use it to read an autobiography. Fiction is a genre that I am very fond of though, because of its entertainment value but also the escapism that it provides to the reader, especially during such...

  • It is the lockdown stupid

    Our own economy is on its knees following the April nation-wide lockdown. Many small-scale companies have gone under, while other companies are retrenching, and workers are subjected to pay cuts. The situation is going to get worse before it gets...

  • Of lockdowns, extensions and phases

    The President explained that it was necessary to extend the lockdown so that work underway in Metsimotlhabe, Molepolole, Ramotswa, Mahalapye, Bobonong and Siviya, where contact tracing and testing is being done could be completed. Giving...

  • The political economy of Covid-19

    Both the United States and the Eurozone economies are expected to crash by 7.5 percent and 6.7 percent respectively in 2020. More than 22 million Americans lost jobs over the last five weeks since President Donald Trump declared a national emergency...

  • Covid-19: Testing, testing and more testing

    The world is left wondering, “what could we have done differently to stop this enemy?” Ironically, as the enemy advances, with a vengeance, all countries, both big and small, are taking cover indoors to save their dear lives. Covid-19 is...

  • BDP to win by outright majority

    The phrase “hung parliament” has been used in this year’s election cycle more than ever before. The term is used in legislatures that follow the Westminster system, such as Botswana’s, to describe a situation in which no...

  • How opposition disunity helps BDP

    If the opposition contested the 2014 elections as one they would be in power as the nation goes to the polls next week. This is clearly evident from the margins between the ruling party votes and those of the runners-up in many constituencies around...

  • Remembering the Queen of Soul

    At the time, I was on attachment at the Sun Newspapers in Cleveland, but also serving as a fellow at Cleveland State University. The others were students at the local private school, Case Western Reserve University. Mandela had just been released...

  • Remembering soul sister, Beata Kasale

    I regret why I declined her offer to drop me off at the office to collect my car on arrival in Gaborone. Her husband, Patrick Kabango, had come to pick her up and because my driver was taking long to collect me, they offered to drop me...

  • Remembering Dr Philip Nchipi Tabane

    The purpose of the journey was to attend the installation of Nyalala Pilane as the kgosi of Bakgatla-ba-ga-Kgafela in South Africa.  My friends, Butler Phirie, Lesedi Seitei and Pius Molefhe, had been invited to the event on the basis of being...

  • Remembering Bra Hugh Masekela

    In case you are wondering, yes it was Professor Fako, the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Botswana who was the compere on that particular Saturday evening! Momentarily, the man himself, Hugh Masekela, spotting an Afro hair-style, showed...

  • Ethics, whistleblowing and the fight against corruption in Botswana: A journalistís perspective

    Needless to say, the last 10 years have been very difficult and trying for Botswana. On the economic front there was the global economic meltdown, the effects of which we are still reeling from, as it is evident from the slowed rate of economic...

  • The PvR I know

    As I pondered over the bad news I immediately had a flashback of many good moments I had with Pat over a span of the 28 years I have known him.  I remembered Pat the teacher, writer, idealist and philosopher king.  It was one of those...

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