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  • Retired soldiers' pension windfall raises more questions

    In the weekend rallies of Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), President Mokgweetsi Masisi boasted about how his government set aside P1, 5billion to rectify the mistake that inconvenienced former soldiers of Botswana Defense Force (BDF).Masisi revealed...

  • Isaac Makwala receives support, advised to stay away from social media

    - Isaac Makwala has received a lot of messages following his performance this past weekend at the World Relay Championships. With some advising him to hang his boots, he responded via a facebook post, to which more messages followed. Here is how it...

  • I Am A Trans-Sexual Man and yearning for complete transformation

    According to the Moral Education subject, there are four rites of passage namely; birth, puberty, marriage and death. We, as individuals, are mostly excited about puberty and marriage as compared to the other two. With puberty, becoming a young woman...

  • Please Rre Khama, come back home, stop badmouthing your fatherland

    Dear KgosikgoloHello Kgosikgolo. Having seen you brag this week about your rail adventures with Kgosikgolo Mswati of eSwatini, I know for sure this brief letter will find you in good health and good spirits even though I am not sure anymore about...

  • Remembering the gentle giant that was Mike Mickey-Mouse Mothibi

    When the news of Mike Mothibi's death reached me via a text message from The Midweek Sun’s former scribe Yvonne Mooka, I was immediately gutted. Left numb. For this is the man I was only talking about - with my colleagues - some few days...

  • We could be headed for nasty and violent election

    The combative relationship between the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) and the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) bodes ill for next year’s general elections.Ideally, as an electoral management body, the IEC ought to maintain a cordial and...

  • Including the needs of Queer Children in the LGBTIQ+ rights movement

    One of the most prominent conversations being had by queer millennials is that, by virtue of being queer, they never got to experience dating as teenagers and to fully express themselves. They had to hide their sexuality and wait until they were...

  • Reactions from Biggie Butale’s consultative meeting in Ghetto

    - Biggie Butale chose to defy his party the Botswana Patriotic Front and addressed party members in Francistown at what he called a consultative meeting. This is despite his expulsion from the party, and he still sees himself as the legitimate...

  • How to easily get a job at the DIS, and quickly lose it!

    Dear readerYou guys seem not to know this, but there is a very easy way to join the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) in Botswana, and become an agent of the organisation without having to go through any interviews or any form...

  • Court case or not Biggie, the Khamas do not want you!

    Dear BiggieI pray that this brief again finds you well Comrade Reverend Ganda Biggie Butale. If anybody needs dithapelo, ke wena Biggie. Kana in Tshetlha you are dealing with a master schemer and I wonder what he could be planning against you this...

  • BNF firebrand steps down as youth league leader

    Botswana National Front’s Resego Kgosidintsi better known as Petrol Bomb, stepped down from her position as president of the BNF Youth League this past Tuesday. According to a letter she wrote to BNF, personal circumstances have necessitated that...

  • Dump this AFCON 2027 thing, focus on sport development

    Dear Sports MinisterI hear that your Namibian counterpart eventually called you last week to tell you that bone tota they were just joking when they said they would join you in bidding to host the 2027 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations. I always...

  • Could Botswana be making a mistake in the diamond business?

    It seems election season in Botswana is already in full swing. As negotiations between the government and De Beers about sales and long-term lease agreements near the finishing line, President Mokgweetsi Masisi has thrown a spanner in the works with...

  • Alliance for Progressives are better off with the UDC

    The idea of forming AP (Alliance for Progressives) was not bad at all. I supported that idea and still believe in it. AP was formed to bring sanity and dignity in politics. It was a platform for solutions to our problems. It was meant to approach...

  • We should revolt against the egos of our political leaders

    Dear reader:When it comes to the matter of the legendary Masisi-Khama feud, very few have chosen the discomfort of fence-sitting. It is either one is on the side of the current president and his administration, or they are with the former president...

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