Wednesday, August 4, 2021

In-Depth

Shift focus to effective youth targeted unemployment interventions, policies

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) for Africa’s Regional Director Charles Dan acknowledges that “the world is facing a global youth...

Botswana is struggling with a double burden of malnutrition extremes

“Botswana has been slow to acknowledge the dichotomy of undernutrition and obesity. We have taken these two types of malnutrition as detached problems rather...

Scholar says Seretse Khama was popular primarily because he married a white woman

Let’s suppose, for argument’s sake, that then Crown Prince Seretse Khama had not gone to a certain London social outing in June 1947. He would...

Quarantined guests staying ‘almost free of charge’ at hotels, lodges

Nowhere in Botswana would P500 be enough to buy you a night’s accommodation at a hotel or lodge plus a full day’s meals as...

Boatile: A unique, creative leader

Upon realising that young people in his constituency are struggling with unemployment which has since been worsened by the Covid 19 pandemic, Boatile decided...

Closing gender gaps in STEM education could have a positive impact on employment

The contribution of women in STEM in Botswana compared with the participation of men remains huge and there is an urgent need to engender...

Inside the Khama’s Okavango Delta shadow state

You would be forgiven for thinking that the Okavango Delta is not in Botswana.  Enter the two-word noun on your Google search engine and...

Is the COVAX plan working?

The tragic history where access to HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa was delayed, and resulted in millions of deaths, is never far from mind...

Infrastructure: An essential catalyst for regionalism and economic integration

The historical role of the state in financing infrastructure is not, in view of its changing role in the political and economic spheres, sustainable....

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...