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Common themes and change

Up the passage, throngs of little school children are heading off to school where they shall be taught to be; like others. It is the pattern of the continent and

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Legalise abortion

Last week, the minister of health Hon Nkaku Kabi declared that the Queen ‘Mamohato Memorial hospital is overcrowded. One of the reasons put forth by the minister as being behind

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Half a Billion Tanzanians?

I was one of five children, so I am in an invidious position when I write about population growth. That was quite normal at the time where I grew up,

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Justice under siege

JUST when you think things will not get any worse another boob is visited upon us by our politicians. On September 12, Prime Minister Thomas Thabane advised the King to

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Keeping it simple

Those now famous words in my mind resound over and over, and over again each time there is a serious task at hand. The words are meant to echo long,

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What happens if we default on our Chinese debt?

WE need to be wary of recent Chinese largesse in the world – especially in Africa–in the form of interest free loans, foreign aid, debt write-offs etc. There is no

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Teachers’ strike is a national crisis

WHEN the wool and mohair farmers raised their concerns regarding the new legislation that will control the sale of their products, the government was quick to form a sub-committee of

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Gay rights and the global culture

Is there really such a thing as a global culture? Consider gay rights. Last Thursday the Indian Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality. Last April a court in Trinidad and Tobago found

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Practice what you preach

THERE is a worrying trend where the government wants to be hard on others but soft on itself. The powerful Members of Parliament impose rules on others but flagrantly disrespect

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Fix the Tšepong mess

POLITICIANS loathe accepting culpability when there is a disaster. That is why it was refreshing to hear Health Minister Nkaku Kabi accepting that government officials and politicians should shoulder part