Rape suspect on bail nailed for two more
Mogoditshane Police today arrested a suspected serial rapist, who was ...
Serowe police probe suspected foeticide
PALAPYE: Police in Serowe are investigating a matter in which a lifele...
Machaneng infanticide leads grow cold
PALAPYE: The disturbing sight of a fully formed lifeless baby dumped i...
Three perish in Sunday's A1 horrific accident
PALAPYE: Three people died on the spot in a horrific head-on collision...
A greater pandemic: An (un)open government!
Thursday, April 09, 2020
The Botswana Parliament has moved to impose a six-month-long state of public emergency as a response to give adequate leeway to health officials to mitigate the spread of...
The economics of a pandemic vs. Matsheka's economics
Friday, April 03, 2020
A pandemic-induced health crisis is rapidly igniting an economic crisis with yet unknown consequences for financial stability, and all of this is playing out against the ...
Pandemics and crises demand decisive leadership
Friday, March 27, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi may have just dealt the first blow to his credibility and possibly his legacy. How he handles the COVID-19 crisis will set the tone for his ad...
'The gown must go to town'
Friday, February 28, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent appointment of three well-respected professors from the University of Botswana’s Faculty of Social Sciences, had me in ...
Masisi's 100 days: Great on diplomacy, worrying on domestic issues
Friday, February 21, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his newly- elected Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) have clocked the first 100 days in office with a renewed mandate.
Trade policy holds and the 'economic transformation' question
Friday, February 07, 2020
One of the more repeated sound-bites and catchphrases from Minister Thapelo Matsheka’s budget speech this week was ‘transformation’ and the ‘trans...
Big corporations in the era of stakeholder capitalism
Friday, January 31, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his team have just returned from the World Economic Forum in Davos where ‘stakeholder capitalism’ made its grand re-entrance i...
Re-imagining Parliament with multi-partisan consensus
Friday, January 24, 2020
The Botswana parliament has long been at a crossroads since the wheels of modern liberal democracy began shifting decades ago.
President Masisi’s Davos playbook
Friday, January 17, 2020
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is heading to the World Economic Forum once again for the second year running.
Some constitutional, democratic and other lessons of 2019
Friday, December 20, 2019
Politics this year has been notoriously brutal, filled with wildly ambitious characters and individuals jockeying for influence in Botswana's competitive political space....
Opposition parties must take their role more seriously
Friday, December 13, 2019
Botswana’s opposition bloc was thrown into a tight spot when its key leaders from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Alliance for Progressives lost th...
President Masisi’s top foreign & trade policy priorities in 2020
Friday, December 06, 2019
Botswana continues to enjoy a significant amount of international respect, goodwill and prominence in the global South for its economic and political stability and its su...
Can Masisi transform the party to save the country? (Part 2)
Friday, November 29, 2019
The Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) current model of electing leadership, or even grooming future leaders and subsequently, how they govern the country without ap...
Can Masisi transform ruling party and save the country? (Part 1)
Friday, November 22, 2019
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) survived Ian Khama by a stroke of luck. But in its current form, if another Ian Khama were to lead the party, with a more responsive e...
What of SONA, Mr President?
Friday, November 15, 2019
The outcome of the 2019 General Elections have renewed the mandate of the ruling party and given President Mokgweetsi Masisi a brand-new social contract.
The disruptive force of the 'Serowe Consensus' (Part 2)
Friday, November 08, 2019
The Serowe Consensus: A concerted, resourceful push marshalled by Ian Khama and company, and endorsed by a culturally and politically conservative section, initially to o...
The disruptive force of the ‘Serowe Consensus’ (Part 1)
Friday, November 01, 2019
The Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) has successfully pushed the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) out of its historic stronghold in Serowe.
Masisi-Khama feud puts the presidency at a crossroads
Friday, November 01, 2019
Botswana has enjoyed peaceful transitions of power from one President to another for the past five decades.
The battle for the soul of the country
Monday, October 28, 2019
This has been a great battle, one of the most intense in fact.
The debate that was...
Friday, October 18, 2019
As elections draw closer, the nation has been gripped, week after week, by electoral constituency debates that revealed a very funny, entertaining yet sad state of affa...
Pass the salt comrade!
Friday, October 11, 2019
It is 6pm on October 22, 2019, the eve of elections.
Strange bedfellows or match made in heaven
Friday, October 04, 2019
External relations of Botswana's political parties have become a subject of intense scrutiny and debate.
Unpacking the UDC's economic and jobs rationale (Part 2)
Friday, September 27, 2019
As posited in the first instalment of this two-part series, it is critical for the health of our democracy that we closely examine the official opposition and its ideas...
BDP's 'holy cow' moment!
Friday, September 27, 2019
Tshekedi Khama's departure from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) isn't a significant moment in isolation. It is one of a series of moments for Botswana, the Serowe con...
Unpacking UDC's economic and jobs rationale (Part 1)
Friday, September 20, 2019
The Umbrella for Democratic Change's (UDC) electoral manifesto is no doubt a well-researched, well-written piece of their electoral agenda.
Wild COVID-19 search in Mogoditshane
Mogoditshane is a hive of activity everyday.
Parents, Teachers Petition Artesia JSS' Reopening
Concerned parents and teachers at Artesia Junior Secondary S...
The Paradox Of Politicians, Voters Over COVID-19 Food
The provision of COVID-19 food parcels to intended beneficia...
Mogoditshane Council Requests Food Parcels For Foreigners
Mogoditshane Sub-District Council has asked the area Distric...
Cross Border 'Sweethearts' Risk Corona Over Heartache
Closed borders and (COVID-19) coronavirus-induced restrictio...
Block 8 nurse may sue over 'doubtful' COVID-19 results
The Block 8 clinic-based nurse who was said to have tested p...
Mileage Group donates testing kits to COVID-19 Relief Fund
Mileage Group (Pty) Ltd, an investment and international com...
CAAB denies clients COVID-19 rent relief
Whilst government has urged companies and individual landlor...
New measures to boost China-Africa Cooperation on public health
Last week, the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) was successf...
We Are Essential Prisoners - Truckers
Tensions have since heightened between truck drivers ferryin...
03 Jun 2020
Receive latest and breaking news via email
Have a story?
Send us a tip*