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  • China-Africa Friendship is the Backbone in South-South Cooperation and a Fine Example in International Relations

    Developing solidarity and cooperation with African countries has been the cornerstone of China’s foreign policy, as well as a firm and longstanding strategy.Over the past 66 years since China and Africa established diplomatic relations, the two...

  • HIV patients in Botswana get adequate treatment but not all of them

    HIV remains a major public health challenge globally. Around 38 million people are estimated to be living with the infection. Sub-Saharan Africa bears the brunt of the HIV epidemic. Close to two thirds of the HIV cases are in the region.But huge...

  • "African music was never ageist until now," says King Tux

    Zenzo Ngqobe who is the founder of his eponymous foundation says that he sees motswako as a "celebration" of the Setswana language. He was speaking at the recent Motswako Mixxa. " Motswako keeps our mother tongue of Setswana...

  • FNBB profits soar

    Despite heightened competition on the banking industry turf, First National Bank Botswana's performance continues.According to the bank’s latest advisory to shareholders on performance for the year ended 30 June 2022, profits are expected to be...

  • BIHL performance surges

    As the impact of COVID-19 pandemic moderate, Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited’s (BIHL) performance has started to surge, according to the company's cautionary trading statement on the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE).“The Group’s results...

  • Revival of city centres a welcome development: Part 1

    This article will focus on our three oldest main urban areas – Gaborone, Francistown and Lobatse. In each of these towns/cities, the central business district [CBD] is located in the centre of the town/city and is the oldest commercial district. In...

  • Climate change will cause more African children to die (PLATFORM)

    Climate change has already increased global temperatures, greatly increasing extremes. This will continue unless greenhouse gas emissions are reduced to “net-zero”. The 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement requires emissions reductions of around...

  • Red means blood and danger

    Have you ever wondered what the red in the Domkrag flag and uniforms means? I do not know either. But we don't know also because we have not been led by any other party except the red party.What if Domkrag's red is a covenant made and your...

  • National Assessment: How to Effectively Make Use of the Study Results (Part 5)

    This is the last article on national assessment. You will recall that we said national assessment is a research designed to test the system as opposed to testing the individual, which is the prerogative of an examination. However, both employ the use...

  • Unchaining organisations from toxic working cultures

    Many organisations around the world have been held hostage by their own toxic cultures that have trapped them into consistent poor performance. Leaders and management knows about it but they seem to have technical incapacity to transform their...

  • BPC’s operational inefficiency shouldn’t be passed to consumers (PLATFORM)

    Botswana Federation of Trade Unions (BFTU) takes exception at the proposition by Botswana Power Corporation to increase tariffs by 5 percent for Financial Years 2023-24 on the basis that the increase carries potential to hurt households rather than...

  • William Ruto: How Kenya’s new president took on powerful political dynasties

    William Samoei Ruto, 55, has been declared the winner of Kenya’s presidential election. He is the leader of the United Democratic Alliance party under the Kenya Kwanza (Kenya First) coalition. Ruto defeated his main rival in the election Raila...

  • ATI: It’s in the game (POTSHOT)

    I have for many years been close to, ATI. We have been through a lot together. In my interaction with him, spanning many years, I've seen nothing but a polite young man dead focused on realising his dream; unapologetic about his lifestyle, his...

  • Adopt excellence management systems and be free from the bondage of poor performance

    Excellence is the most used word in organisational management and strategy meetings but how many of these organisations conduct assessments to know their excellence maturity level and how many of them have adopted an organisational excellence...

  • Farmers’ Day market helps create a circular economy

    On Saturday 30 July, Crescent English Medium School in Lobatse held its first ever farmers’ day market. Farmers’ Day, or country, markets have long been commonplace in small towns throughout South Africa. Here local farmers display their...

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