Tuesday, January 25, 2022

In-Depth

It’s actually possible to prevent next Moshupa-like tragedy

President Mokgweetsi Masisi did the right thing by paying a special visit to the home of the five children who met a tragic end...

Year ends on ironic note for Khama

If you ask the most politically enlightened people who the most powerful politician in Botswana is, the answer will be, former president Ian Khama. But...

African leaders were as powerless as ever in 2021

More than half the credible science says that the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, was largely a result of vaccine stinginess by western nations. That...

Botswana takes regional centerstage

Dr Lemogang Kwape has all SADC foreign affairs ministers on speed dial. On an easy day, Botswana’s Minister of International Affairs and Cooperation simply punches his dialer and, in a...

Mmusi opens up on Mozambique adventure

In his past life, Kagiso Mmusi was anti-militarist. “I shared Batswana’s sentiments that military spending should be scaled down”, Botswana’s Minister of Defence Justice and...

Khama describes 2008-2018 period when asked about today’s Botswana

It was either projection or lack of self-awareness. Appearing on a South African Broadcasting Corporation TV channel last week, former president Ian Khama described...

School principal caning students on bare back gets standing ovation on Facebook

A school head shown in a now viral video, which Sunday Standard posted to its page on Thursday night, is getting a lot of love on Facebook. The video opens...

Diabetes could become a health crisis

The General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in December 2006 unanimously adopted a Resolution on diabetes. The resolution acknowledged that diabetes is a...

How De Beers cashes in on secret deal with Botswana

When De Beers decided two decades ago to discredit Botswana’s diamond beneficiation lobby, it found trusted voices to spread its lies: The Botswana media and the official...

People with disabilities still face myriad of challenges

The adage “before you judge a woman, walk a mile in her shoes,” rings truer than ever when it comes to women and girls...