Diezani Allison Madueke: The queen of graft

Diezani Allison Madueke’s position as one of the most prominent women on the global stage seemed assured.

If boasting about institutional academic prowess is anything to go by, Diezani brandishes Cambridge degree and a portfolio of senior government positions in her native Nigeria. She is also the first female President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) oil cartel.

Such was her influence that in 2015 British government placed her top of a list of former recipients of the Chevening Scholarship for future leaders of foreign states. The Chevening Scholarship will this year embrace our Tshepo Maphanyane amongst others.

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Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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