Thursday, July 9, 2020

In-Depth

Botswana’s response to Covid-19 economic impact: the opportunity to do more

The Botswana Government’s response to Covid-19 has been satisfactory, including the proactive national lockdown and economic stimulus plan launch. The P5Bn package...

Trust, science, and openness will be central to the new normal

As we come to the end of the first month under lockdown in our efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic there is...

Botswana not being assertive with China over racism incidents

If the Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation hoped that its April 13 press statement fully explained Botswana’s position on the racism...

A guest of the state remembers

When the state takes away a citizen's rights, the little things often taken for granted, like when and what to eat, fly...

Leading the fight against an invisible enemy

Seemingly overnight, coronavirus has put a stop to everything. One farmer has even had to abandon his integrated horticultural project after an...

Disabled man with epilepsy claims police assaulted him during lockdown patrol

If everything that Mooketsi Goitsemodimo says happened did really happen, then he would be one of the people that the Minister of...

Politics of Covid-19; Botswana locked down by a crisis of faith

Even before the arrival of coronavirus, hints were already shaping up, indicating that it was never going to be easy for Mokgweetsi...

By all means, don’t speak English during tense police stops

To be clear, the advice the headline asserts is directed at Batswana who speak Setswana and would most likely have earlier used...

Leadership crisis undermines Africa’s political stability initiatives

Africa is a continent ravaged by wars, diseases, poverty, unemployment, political instability and a host of other problems that the continent has...

Social distancing in densely populated areas

As the COVID-19 rages, leaving economic and social devastation on its trail, the suggested social distancing might seem like a plausible idea...