Thursday, January 28, 2021

In-Depth

Counterfeit drugs may be big business in Botswana

Combating the trafficking of counterfeit medicines is a source of continual trouble not just in Botswana but the African continent. In the Global Surveillance...

Remember, You Are Not A God, But A Mere Mortal!

In the  world  of  professional  football,  few  players   can lay claim to  having stayed long in school.   Those  who make it end ...

Implicit attitudes and explicit bias toward people with disabilities still persists

Persons with disabilities in Botswana continue to face barriers that prevent them from enjoying their full civil, political, economic, social, cultural and developmental rights. ...

Modern technology leaves unmitigated environmental destruction in its wake

It has been argued, in a number of forums, that theories imported from the West have not been able to find innovative solutions to...

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...