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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.

11 Jun 2018

On the face of it, there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Botswana Democratic Party Secretary General, Mpho Balopi, revealing a private arrangement between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, but there really is.

11 Jun 2018

It’s one of the recurring topics in which there is consensus amongst employers – the job unpreparedness of many new graduates who enter the job market. So how real and/or widespread is it?

03 Jun 2018

Section 12 of the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) Act is very clear on what should happen when a board member is the subject of a criminal offence: “The Minister may, in writing, suspend from office a member against whom criminal proceedings are instituted for an offence in respect of which a sentence of imprisonment may be imposed, and whilst that member is so suspended, he or she

20 May 2018

On the second day of his second month as president, Mokgweetsi Masisi embarked on the second phase of his redesign of the civil service.

18 May 2018

In a tell it all interview with The Telegraph, Kenny Kapinga who is a devout member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and private practicing lawyer in Shakawe sternly warned Batswana against voting the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) into government in the upcoming 2019 general election because the party which has been in power since 1966 at independence has absolutely nothing new to o

13 May 2018

While they admit that the salaries they offer are not good, Chinese shopowners ‘continuously stress that the salaries are in line with government regulations’, ‘do not think the shop assistants deserve better pay’ and believe assistants are poor because they are ‘lazy and wasteful’