Tuesday, January 18, 2022

In-Depth

Botswana’s customary laws under the microscope

Prior to that, Botswana had to defend some of its customary laws against a detailed questionnaire filed with the government by the United Nations...

Botswana’s obesity epidemic

It seems calls for lifestyle changes aren’t enough. Batswana are slipping in the obesity battle, reflecting national findings that Botswana obesity rates have reached...

Dikgosi don’t want DNA paternity testing to replace mothers as totem-tellers

Four hundred years ago, Kgosi Oscar Mosielele’s ancestors pragmatically accepted that only the mother knows a child real father, hence the proverb “ngwana o...

Britain provided material support to Germany during Nama-Herero-Mbanderu genocide

For now at least, the Botswana Society for Nama, Ovaherero and Ovambanderu (BOSNOO) doesn’t see the need to hold Britain accountable for a German...

Inequalities to blame for uneven nutrition progress

Although Botswana has never conducted any comprehensive study to find out why nutritional inequality persists in the country, lower income households have a less...

Ignorance is still rife about facts of HIV

While Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has shifted from a fatal disease into a chronic but treatable medical condition, there is still an avalanche of...

Is Masisi still the ultimate survivor?

President Mokgweetsi Masisi probably knew it was going be a tough job. “I am a survivor” he said from the State House gardens in...

Tourism sector’s optimism in face of vicious gov’t increases

The sector, which is the second contributor to the national economy, after mining, could not evade a direct hit as it is premised on...

EU-OKACOM strengthen delivery

Through support from various International Cooperating Partners which include the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU),...

Climate-friendly food systems could help address hunger, malnutrition

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on with essentially no end in sight, the United Nations (UN) says food systems should be part of the...