Court reasserts Marenga, Karabo
Gaborone High Court Judge Zein Kebonang yesterday deflated challengers...
Bahai community prays against COVID-19
Bahai community in Botswana invites members of the public to join in v...
Father allegedly rapes preschooler
Tatitown police have arrested a 36-year-old undocumented Zimbabwean ma...
Grandpa sentenced for raping granddaughter
FRANCISTOWN: A grandfather who could not control his libido will spend...
Leveraging on cross-border infrastructure investments for growth
Friday, May 21, 2021
Infrastructure finance is one of the most resource-intensive, cross-cutting areas of investment demand in the developing world. The African Continental Free Trade Agreeme...
Mozambique’s uncertainty: Implications for Botswana’s place in the region
Friday, April 16, 2021
The growing insurgency in Mozambique continues to worry its neighbouring states as well as the collective leadership of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).
Masisi in desert geopolitics, emerging power aspirations
Friday, March 26, 2021
Botswana has displayed boldness as well as a lack of foresight and confidence when it needed to in its international affairs.
Diplomat-in-chief: How has COVID-19 shaped Masisi
Friday, March 05, 2021
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, unprecedented in its health, economic and social impacts, turned everything upside down.
What regime change would mean for BDP, opposition
Friday, February 19, 2021
The recent unfolding events of South Africa’s state capture commission surrounding former President Jacob Zuma provokes deep-seated questions as usual about Botswan...
President Masisi’s Namibia problem: The case for 'Secret Diplomacy'
Friday, February 05, 2021
Former US president Barack Obama's signature diplomatic achievement, the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, was as a result of back-channelling through secret talks. In 2013, Obama ...
After Capitol: Reflecting on our own morally impeachable politics!
Friday, January 22, 2021
Hypothetically speaking, if there were to be an impeachment trial tomorrow for all our political leadership (in both the ruling party and the opposition), I’m convi...
Civil society could make joint responses a reality
Friday, October 16, 2020
Historically, civil society action has been key and central to crisis responses and post-crisis recovery.
Ian Khama’s 'activism' requires honesty about his presidential legacy
Friday, August 28, 2020
Ian Khama is one of the most important political figures of his generation.
'Greening Botswana’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery
Friday, August 21, 2020
Conventional economic growth models driven by the much revered globalisation and trade liberalisation era are slowly fading out.
On Gaborone's foreign policy during COVID-19 and beyond
Friday, August 07, 2020
The proactive Diplomat in Chief, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, has a few paramount questions to nibble on as the world shifts to a new order, both literally and metaphoric...
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...
Over 800 nurses test positive for COVID-19
Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) is concerned about the high num...
Mortuaries Face COVID-19 Pressure
Mortuaries are coming under increasing pressure due to COVID...
Teachers' Vaccination Hopes Fade
Frustration is mounting as teachers await the roll-out of th...
A Death Every Hour
The death knock is getting louder; a knock too hard to ignor...
COVID-19 Pushing Combis To A Halt
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit various sectors of the economy...
Six Fined P5,000 For 'Sunday' Soccer
FRANCISTOWN: Police in Letlhakane say six men arrested while...
COVID-19 Third Wave Hits BFA
Botswana Football Association (BFA) has announced that the c...
#VaccinateBotswana: Waiting for your name to be called
Botswana and other African countries are at the back of the ...
MOKOBENG: One of the highlights of President Mokgweetsi Masi...
Unions encourage use of different languages in COVID-19 fight
Different stakeholders have called on the government to cons...
30 Jul 2021
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