Independence buys freedom

Eric Molale under scrutiny over gravel business and under-serviced loans

Botswana’s Minister of Presidential Affairs and Public Administration, Eric Molale, is quarrying gravel at his farming business seemingly without first seeking an industrial minerals permit, the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism has established. By Joel Konopo for INK.


Good Khama, bad Khama

The regime of the Botswana president is accused of eroding good governance and democracy, as the economy starts to lose its lustre.


INK, ICIJ and others win Pulitzer for Panama Papers

International Consortium of Investigative Journalism (ICIJ), a United States non-profit investigative journalism organisation together with partners around the world, including INK Centre for Investigative Journalism have been awarded Pulitzer Prize for ground-breaking investigations on the Panama Papers. The Pulitzer Prize is the US most prestigious journalism award.


Khama’s ‘police state’ declare war on media

With another journalist detained and later released without a charge, it appears Botswana’s intolerance for private press is becoming a dangerous obsession.


Inside Kirby’s offshore investments

The president of Botswana’s highest court, Ian Kirby, has invested in seven offshore companies domiciled and registered in a tax haven of the British Virgin Islands, writes NTIBINYANE NTIBINYANE.


Stop the unnecessary arrests!

Hardly a year after the arrest of three Botswana Gazette journalists, the empire strikes again! Yet another worrying development. Another careless arrest of a journalist in a country considered Africa’s shining example of democracy and good governance. This time, the Office of President onslaught on the private media happened so early into 2016.


Deadly borders…
…BDF stirs tension with its lethal policy on suspected Namibian poachers.

Doctors who examined the body of a suspected Namibian poacher found something disturbing. Tileni Mgundhi, Joel Konopo and Ntibinyane Ntibinyane examine the consequences of Botswana’s shoot to kill policy through the eyes and voices of the survivors and the families of the dead.


Why non-profit newsroom is the future of journalism

There is need for an independent press that has the economic strength to stand up to the blandishment of government, writes Joel Konopo


Botswana in the grip of bad

Africa’s model democracy is sliding into a monocracy that is punishing the media, argues Joel Konopo.


In the dark on Botswana-SA rhino move

Botswanan military aircraft flew in to SA to grab 20 rhinoceroses, but nobody seems to know why, says Joel Konopo.