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16 Aug 2018

The main objective of the Nagoya is the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources, thereby contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. The project started in 2016 and is scheduled to end in 2019 and is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

12 Aug 2018

Asked by The Voice to list his major achievements, the first thing former president Lieutenant General Ian Khama thought of was agriculture.

09 Aug 2018

In the disruptive, rul e s -breaking arc of Khama’s statecraft, his conduct the past few weeks has marked a new milestone. He has gone where none of his predecessors has ever gone, flouted the most deeply held traditions and shredded all the customary standards in Botswana of how an ex-president should behave.

05 Aug 2018

Time and fate have not been very kind to Laone who looks every day of her 30 years and more. The last born in a family of five with a mother who worked as a nurse and a father who was a school teacher she dreamed of a future behind behind a white picket fence with a husband and two to three children with a car in the garage.

05 Aug 2018

On the street sprawling below the brightly lit windows of Gaborone West Town Houses, the tall street lamps cartoon the horde of female night prowlers into stocky dark shadows. Scantily dressed in the freezing winter night, these young women are like scavengers looking for their next prey.

03 Aug 2018

Aware of the primary challenge Botswana stood to face in the future as a mineral dependent economy, former President Festus Mogae in August 2005 established the Business and Economic Advisory Council (BEAC) as a advisory body to government in achieving its objective of accelerating economic diversification and sustainable growth, and in the process reduce Botswana’s dependence on mining, as the

03 Aug 2018

Heroin, Cocaine and cannabis are some of Europe’s most commonly used drugs, with approximately 3.7 million adults (aged 15–64) estimated to have used it in the last year.

30 Jul 2018

At the Molepolole kgotla, the first stop of President Festus Mogae’s national farewell tour in 2007, a speaker from the floor told the outgoing president that his legacy would, in part, be defined by how his successor, Vice President Ian Khama, ruled for the next 10 years.

30 Jul 2018

A Botswana Institute for Development Policy Analysis (BIDPA) study that considers both entrepreneur and firm characteristics in reviewing the literature on small and medium enterprises’ access to credit has found Botswana’s financial institutions differ with much of the world in a way that most would approve.

26 Jul 2018

UDC’s major contracting partners, Botswana National Front (BNF) and Botswana Congress Party (BCP) have just emerged out of their conferences determined to kick out Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) out of the opposition umbrella coalition dubbed the ‘peoples project’.

18 Jul 2018

The head of the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) secretariat, Keoopetse Paphane, dramatically lost her job with all its trappings on Thursday night during an extraordinary general conference that was purposefully designed to achieve such outcome.

12 Jul 2018

When former President Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama was elected into office in 2008, only a few people questioned whether he would put the values of the country before his interests. Perhaps the reason why a lot of people gave him the benefit of the doubt was because no one predicted what would be coming in the next 8 years of his presidency.

08 Jul 2018

As  multitudes  gathered  in Molepolole  yesterday to  bury   GUS,  the observation was inescapable  that  he was  many things  to many people and  a somewhat complex   personality  in the  political tapestry   of  this country.

02 Jul 2018

In the myriad  of  legendary stories, Keith Richards,  lead  guitarist  of  the  iconic  rock and roll  band  the Rolling Stones fell  of a tree  while  goofing  about  on  holiday in Fiji.  A  portion of the  world that  listens to   the sort of music  played  by the group held  its collective breath in  anxiety, and  fear.  His  injuries were deemed  serious and in some reports  he  was  in 

29 Jun 2018

The statistics are quite astounding. For one poisoned elephant carcass, five hundred vultures perish. For years now, Birdlife Botswana, an NGO that deals with protection of birds in order to prevent any extinction of bird species in the wild has been using different means to sensitise the government and other stakeholders on the issue.   

29 Jun 2018

Instead of enjoying watching the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup, the folks at my rural village of Moroka in the North East District over the weekend bombarded me with the difficult yet interesting questions of whether after more than 50 years of independence Botswana has done enough in terms of citizen economic empowerment, especially indigenous citizen economic empowerment.

25 Jun 2018

Name African Presidents who are trying to grow their tourism sector and chances are more than half have Keith Vincent’s business card.

22 Jun 2018

Botswana’s obesity crisis appears more unstoppable than ever. According to Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, Botswana is struggling with an obesity problem and the trend has been progressively increasing in both children and adults.

17 Jun 2018

Memories  of  my first World Cup are from Phikwe and  revolve around  a  small black and white  television set  owned by  a local mentor  called Tom  who allowed   his favourite  boys in the neighborhood  to  come over  and watch. Viewing games  as a  guest was solemn business. No  noise making, kids pranks or  even cheering  of the teams  on the pitch.

14 Jun 2018

The laws criminalising same sex relationships continue to haunt the Lesbian Gays Bisexual Transgender Intersex (LGBTI) community in Botswana. LEGABIBO, an organisation which advocates for the rights of the LGBTI fears that laws that criminalise same sex relationships is whipping up public hysteria against the marginalised LGBTI community.