Tuesday, December 1, 2020

In-Depth

In one part of Namibia, Botswana stands accused of century-old genocide

This is not common knowledge but from the very same Namibian region (Zambezi) that recently lost four men to the machine guns of a...

Indigenous goats rearing: The way to go for rural subsistence farmers

According to a 2020 research study on “Sustainable Utilization of Indigenous Goats in Southern Africa”, it is reckoned goats have a key role to...

A survivor shares her story of human trafficking

Human trafficking and modern slavery are often used interchangeably to describe a gross violation of human rights involving the use of force, fraud, or coercion...

Of shooting and killing poachers

The headline of your article “Poachers initiated ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy against BDF” (Sunday Standard in-depth 15 – 21 November 2020) is incorrect. The ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy...

Masire secretly sent elite strike force after commercial poachers

At a time that national conversation is revolving around Botswana-Namibia diplomatic relations, poaching and the Botswana Defence Force, it is worth recalling what Dan...

Quality teacher education: A long overdue imperative

Education is viewed as a vital tool for empowering Batswana in economic and social participation. The goals of the 1994 Revised National Policy on...

Botswana eyes mainstreaming of climate change

Speaking in parliament during the mid-term review of the National Development Plan (NDP) 11, the minister of Environment Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Philda...

‘Shoot-to-kill’ policy spotlighted in Botswana-Namibia diplomatic row

A reckless statement made by the former Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, in the past will be haunting Botswana...

Poachers initiated ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy against BDF

“Shoot-to-kill policy” is a term that should never have entered public lexicon because it seems to confer official sanction on what is essentially criminal....

The toxic relationship between the media and politics

On the back of its unique features, African countries have responded to external pressures to democratize and establish ‘free media’ in a unique manner that differs significantly from other...