Tuesday, June 22, 2021

In-Depth

Some other Africans want $100-$777 trillion in reparations for colonialism

The still-born rapprochement between Germany and representatives of Herero, Mbanderu and Nama leaders in Namibia captured a whole news cycle a fortnight ago and...

Tall order for Botswana to achieve SDGs

The sustainable development goals are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which outlines internationally agreed targets in areas such as...

Holistic interventions critical to youth employment initiatives

In 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) acknowledged that across the world, young men and women face real and increasing difficulties finding decent work....

BUAN student told investigators that Butale put ‘pressure’ on her to have sex

From listening to the audio clip of a telephone conversation between the President of the Botswana Patriotic Front, Reverend Biggie Butale, and a female...

Regulatory bodies next natural target of fly-by-night universities

If they are going to insist on high educational standards, regulatory bodies will become the next natural targets of fly-by-night universities. That is because...

Fossil fuels proving hard to quit

The use of coal will be a hot topic as countries gather in November for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as...

There is a paucity of mental health research in Botswana

A sizeable number of Batswana experience some sort of mental health issue every year. But instead of visiting the doctor like they might for...

BONELA mistaking indigenous guidance and counselling for physical violence

The Botswana Network on Ethics, Law and HIV/AIDS (BONELA) is not at all happy with Basic Education Minister, Fidelis Molao, for encouraging Bakgatla Regent, Kgosi Bana Sekai, to...

Reducing health inequalities must be an overarching goal

In almost all low to middle income countries with available data, mortality and morbidity rates are higher among those in less advantaged socioeconomic positions,...

Batswana are slipping in the obesity battle

Botswana’s obesity problem appears more unstoppable than ever. According to Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, Botswana is struggling with an obesity problem and the trend...