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  • Temo Letlotlo: A ticking political time-bomb

    When President Mokgweetsi Masisi launched Temo Letlotlo, it was touted as the hottest thing after chakalaka. The sweetest thing after honey.With an estimated initial budget of over P500 million, the arable programme was to equip farmers with...

  • Why is ECOWAS itching to invade Niger?

    When the Igbo said, “When a coward sees a man he can beat, he becomes hungry for a fight,” little did they know, it would mean ECOWAS on Niger. Following the deposing of Mohamed Bazoum by his protection unit, ECOWAS has been itching to invade...

  • Integrate Fire Services in the national security architecture

    Disaster! If that is not an understatement. But that is the only noun that is befitting what happened in the final day of Mmantshwabisi. Jwaneng was on fire, literally and figuratively.I visited the scene over the weekend, and one cannot help but...

  • Masisi a victim of alarmist intelligence

    In March 2003, the Bush administration launched airstrikes on Saddam Hussein’s Presidential Palace and military targets, starting a war that arguably led to the decline of the US as a global power. Precipitating the war, was Central Intelligence...

  • Butterfly reinstatement is an indictment on Magosi

    Wilhelmina ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi is back at work. Surprised? Nothing is surprising anymore. In case you are surprised, welcome to Brigadier Peter Magosi’s world; where the line between fact and fiction is as thin as a razor blade.Having followed...

  • Khama-Masisi Fight: Even peace won’t be enough

    Call me pessimist. Call me a hawk. Call me a warmonger. But the one thing, the dear reader cannot accuse me of, is being utopian.Imagining a world where former president, Ian Khama and President Mokgweetsi Masisi live side by side in peace and...

  • Just how far will Ramaphosa go for Khama?

    Did you see Ian Khama’s recent SABC interview? Nothing new, save for mistaking it for a promotional video of South Africa.When he talks about South Africa, the man literally runs short of breath and adjectives to ‘glorify’ it. But that aside,...

  • Did BDF Prepare well for Mozambique?

    The bugle is called. The road to Cabo Delgabo was no longer a possibility, but a living reality.Small as it may be, underestimate the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) had proved their wrath in the arid sands of Somalia and hills and valleys of Lesotho....

  • In the name of ‘National Security’

    No current state security organ has ‘normalised’ arbitrary arrests like the DIS. It has become so ‘normal’ that, it is no longer a matter of why, it is just a matter of when. Spending a night or two at ‘Dark City,’ as holding cells at...

  • Cable Theft is Economic Sabotage

    The scourge of cable theft and infrastructure sabotage is upon us. Just when we are still battling cash-in-transit and ATM bombing syndicates, another calamity has befallen us - one with far-reaching socio-economic and political implications!Cable...

  • Talking to Zelesky was a waste of time

    Algorithms, self-steering bullets, Laser Weapon Systems, hypersonic missile technology, Artificial Intelligence, cyberwarfare, and proxy-wars; the international system is flirting with dangerous ideas.This is no longer science fiction; it is the new...

  • Is Boko bringing Khama through the backdoor?

    “In 2019 when we assume power, we will call him (Khama) to account for killings of innocent people during his reign,” said Duma Boko leader of the UDC when addressing a political rally at Gaborone bus rank in November 2015.Boko further charged,...

  • Magosi vs Katlholo: The hunter becomes the hunted

    It is a circus show in its element. A complete kiddies’ show! Even the insanely rib-cracking ‘Tom & Jerry’ show does not come close to beating this one. As they say, the more things change, the more they remain the same.Tymon Katholo is back at...

  • BNF: The ‘sickman’ of politics

    The unsavory political scenes unfolding at Botswana National Front (BNF) are nothing but symptoms of endemic disease. The party has been on a sickbed for decades. Actually, BNF can be called the ‘sickman’ of Botswana politics. But having said...

  • MOZAMBIQUE: Spaghetti of interests

    The operating environment in Mozambique is increasingly becoming cluttered. And so is the battle space. In February 2022, US AFRICOM announced Third Joint Combined Exchange Training programmes between U.S. Special Operations Forces and Mozambican...

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