In 2009 when launching the family of banknotes currently in circulation, President Khama proclaimed that a country’s currency is a symbol of nationhood and identity. One therefore expects Batswana to have a natural affinity for their currency more especially that the Pula as Botswana’s currency remains one of the strongest currencies in Africa.
On an otherwise normal weekday morning while an unsuspecting city noisily went about its usual business, three helicopters whop-whopped off a tarmac from somewhere in the city - most likely the Sir Seretse Khama Barracks. Mission: top secret. Passengers: three cabinet ministers and a file of senior government officials. Destination: Botswana’s very own Wild Wild West.
And maybe it is... Or maybe it isn’t. In an ideal world it should be. The idea of turning Africa’s cocoa into fine chocolate before export, its cattle into quality shoes, or its rough diamonds into fantastic jewellery, seems irresistibly obvious.
The Chairperson of the Security Officers Association of Botswana, Mpaphi Magezi has expressed concern over the killings of security guards in the line of duty. He said most of the time the poor security guards are murdered by criminals because they are not properly trained to deal with circumstances that they find themselves in.
It is saddening to note that seven Matsha Community College students recently lost their lives while being transported in an open truck. May their souls find eternal peace and the parents, surviving students, teachers and support staff be comforted. This open truck transportation is done with impunity by the government.
A 2015 policy paper compiled by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) identifies several obstacles to the integration of media support into international electoral assistance programmes, which can be grouped into three main categories: a lack of clarity regarding the definition and role of the media in the electoral process, the politically sens
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation, Léo Heller recently released a scathing report casting aspersions on the quality of drinking water in Botswana.