Friday, April 19, 2024

In-Depth

UB scholar dismisses Africa Geographic’s argument against trophy hunting

Professor Joseph Mbaiwa, a Professor of Tourism Studies at the University of Botswana, has dismissed an argument that Simon Espley, the CEO of Africa Geographic, makes in...

Trajectory of a vice presidential career: From not defending to over-defending Masisi

Slumber Tsogwane’s introduction to the vice presidency was a brutal one. That was precisely because there was a strong feeling that he was not...

EU trophy hunting market has been shrinking since 2015

Around the time that the constitutional review commission led by former Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo was going around the country eliciting opinion on their...

Gov hides behind ‘Motswana wa sekei’ in half-hearted attempt to empower black Batswana

South Africa’s African National Congress has been very clear about whom it wants to give preferential treatment to in terms of citizen empowerment –...

Botswana in climate change nightmare

Batswana are having the same bad dream. In it, the elderly, children, pregnant women, and those with respiratory illnesses are fighting for their lives as the...

Balopi mourns demise of citizen-owned mega construction companies

Once upon a time, a Botswana president got as gravely concerned about the dominance of foreign (mostly South African) construction companies as to send...

Government relies on unreliable metric to measure corruption

“In an annual non-event, Transparency International (TI) released its so-called Corruption Perceptions Index.” That was how FCPA Professor characterised the release of the 2024 CPI from the...

Kapinga lays another criminal charge against Gaborone Central MP

There is (literally) plenty of beef between the Okavango MP, Kenny Kapinga and his Gaborone Central counterpart, Tumisang Mangwegape-Healy. In what may be developing...

Ex-cop says new drug agency is not enforcing drug law

The Minister of Defence and Security, Kagiso Mmusi, chose deflection and stand-up comedy to sidestep a profound law enforcement issue that was raised by...

Gaseitsiwe wasn’t ‘young’ when Khama appointed him Consular Officer

In explaining why he didn’t raise any objection about the ascension of his cousin, Kgosi Malope II as Bangwaketse supreme traditional leader, Metlhaeno Gaseitsiwe has stated...