Independence buys freedom
Botswana declares state of emergency, goes on lockdown 31 March 2020

Botswana declares state of emergency, goes on lockdown

Kago Komane

Botswana’s President, Mokgweetsi Masisi, has declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus pandemic, placing the country on lockdown for 28 days from April 2.

26 March 2020

As Coronavirus fears squeeze tourism, Botswana safari industry shed jobs


On a normal day, Maun International Airport, a gateway to the iconic Okavango Delta, sees hundreds of passengers, but this has changed in the past few weeks. The airport is almost deserted with only few tourists, suggesting that the Coronavirus known also as Covid-19 may be taking a bite out of the tourism sector.

20 March 2020

Botswana is failing its children, activists say

By Kago Komane

Activists fear Botswana is increasingly becoming a haven for paedophiles and the sexual grooming of children because the government is failing to implement its own laws on the protection of the young. Their legal rights are minimal and the judicial system is failing to protect them.

16 March 2020

DCEC officer caught up in bitter Magosi, Mathambo fight

Calistus Bosaletswe

Top corruption investigator trailing a high-profile money laundering case – that involves former President Ian Khama and former head of secret service – has allegedly been slapped with a charge of insubordination by his supervisors.