In the midst of the elephant debate, what is China doing to participate fruitfully in wildlife conservation in Botswana? The Department of Wildlife and National Parks has for the last twenty-six years had an anti-poaching division. They were initially trained by Botswana Defence Force Commandos in 1990 in Pandamatenga.
Zimbabwe’s political woes and economic problems will not end until or unless the power elite recognizes the difference between public service and being employed.
The rot will not end until politicians and civil servants stop pretending that there are shortcuts to economic recovery and that political tranquility can be achieved in a politically and economically divided state.
Globally Men, who have sex with Men (MSM), continue to bear a high burden of HIV infection. In Africa, same sex behaviors have been largely neglected by HIV research, but the results from recent studies indicate the widespread existence of MSM groups across Africa and high rates of infection with Botswana not being an exception.
Forget about the noisy armchair conservationists who are threatening to boycott Botswana’s tourism and diamonds. It is in their nature to always declare their whiteness. Their incoherent nose is part of their usual declaration about whose words should matter most in the sphere of public policy around the globe.
What Duma Boko and Ian Khama are doing is wrong. Theologically speaking what they are doing is evil to say the least. Boko and Khama are not ordinary citizens, they are leaders, whatever they say or do people listen.