Continuity or change?

Millions of Africans will in 2019 cast ballots in presidential, legislative and local government elections across 22 countries. Some will usher head-spinning leadership changes in the name of enhancing democracy. Others continuity.

Crowded fields will be knocking on doors soliciting votes. The tendency to hope for a better future through politics and politicians is nothing new. Promises of heaven here on earth will be plentiful, yet little will actually change. Politicians have mastered the art of promising change and seldom delivering.

In our little corner, elections are a pedestal for folks with no discernable income, riding on an environment where accountability amounts for nothing, to secure plush jobs.

Editor's Comment
Botswana deserves ideal political leaders

This remains to be seen, particularly as opposite unity has been seeing its ups and downs. In 2012, three opposition parties namely the Botswana National Front (BNF), the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD), and the Botswana National Front (BNF) formed a political alliance under the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC). The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) would, after rebuffs, join the coalition in 2017.The promise made by the coalition to its...

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