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  • Respect public institutions Mr Pres

    Leaders must uphold the rule of law and ensure justice, but Masisi’s remarks raise serious concerns on the separation of powers and the independence of the justice system.Masisi’s claim that he personally instructed authorities not to handcuff...

  • Peter Magosi should step down

    In just over two weeks, we saw suspended agents win a case to stop the DIS harassment; Bruno Paledi and Keabetswe Makgope had charges against them for aiding and abetting unlawful possession of weapons dropped. Adding to this, the founding DIS boss,...

  • BDP must come to its senses

    Despite the outcry from the civil society, churches, opposition politicians, academics, and many others, the ruling party remains steadfast in its determination to proceed with the proposed changes. However, it is essential to consider the...

  • Let’s stand against the menace of ‘CAT’

    Methcathinone’s addictive grip is tightening, and its consequences are devastating. Lives are being ruined, families torn apart, and futures dashed by its destructive power. The drug’s allure knows no bounds, with various methods of ingestion...

  • A call for collaboration in Botswana’s media landscape

    This call is both timely and crucial, as it reflects a growing need for unity and collaboration amongst media bodies to address pressing issues facing the nation.The theme of this year’s Press Freedom Day, “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in...

  • Gov’t must rectify recognition of Khama as Kgosi

    While it is widely acknowledged that Khama holds the title of Kgosi, the government’s failure to properly gazette his recognition has raised serious concerns about adherence to legal procedures and the credibility of traditional leadership. (See a...

  • Prosecutors deserve better

    These legal professionals, who are entrusted with upholding the rule of law, face numerous challenges that compromise their ability to effectively carry out their duties.Elsewhere in this edition, we carry a story on the lamentations of the officers...

  • Let’s get the constitutional amendment right

    Their concerns highlight the need for meaningful dialogue between government and relevant stakeholders to ensure the best interests of the country are served.This was in addition to other voices from opposition politicians and civil society...

  • Masisi should avoid diplomatic tensions

    Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent spats regarding the supposed involvement of Eswatini and South Africa in accommodating former president Ian Khama have sparked concerns about the potential ramifications on diplomatic relations. While transparency is...

  • Breaking news should not break ‘setho’

    The expeditious proliferation of news through social media channels often outpaces official verification processes, paving the path for misinformation to spread unchecked. The recent tragedy underscores the necessity for restraint and sensitivity in...

  • UK’s proposed trophy import ban: A misguided colonial revival

    While the UK government may perceive this move as a moral imperative, it is, in reality, a misguided attempt at virtue signaling that overlooks the dynamics of wildlife conservation and the sovereignty of nations. Masisi characterised the proposed...

  • Use tax payer’s money wisely

    This week, the Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) presented a draft study on the entrepreneurship landscape in Botswana that revealed horrific figures over how the taxpayer’s money goes down the drain in some of government...

  • End the GammaNgwato chieftainship spats

    The chieftainship spats between Seretse and Khama’s uncles have purely degenerated into a permanent elephant in the room and it does not seem anyone cares to ensure this hurdle is dealt with promptly for the attainment of peace for GammaNgwato’s...

  • Khama should desist from dirty campaigns

    However, as a newspaper, we want to raise few disquiets for the umpteenth time with Khama, of course, and remind him that the country that he is robustly de-campaigning is now feeling the pain of his harm. Batswana need Khama to use his...

  • Khama should address conflicts responsibly

    While political disagreements are inevitable, such disputes mustn’t overshadow the welfare of the people. Khama’s legacy as a leader who championed community development should guide his approach in resolving these disputes.His tenure as...

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