Independence buys freedom


… how the Ombudsman spun a web of fibs and falsehoods to protect former president Ian Khama’s Mosu project.

Could this be a cure for fake news?

How do we immunize journalism against media viruses, fake news and propaganda?

Could this be cure for fake news?

How do we immunize journalism against media viruses, fake news and propaganda? Can biology save journalism? Ask researchers at the Institute for the Future, a non-profit research center concerned with what the future might hold for humanity. This finding in a recent “Biology of Disinformation” report was striking to me. The Institute makes a remarkable […]

Rape as a weapon to crush dissent: Inside Zimbabwe’s brutal crackdown

“I never imagined i would be raped by the soldiers, whom we had marched side by side in the streets in a putsch to oust former president Robert Mugabe in November 2017″

Botswana Presidents in bitter struggle for power

It was hardly a surprise when the new Botswana president, Mokgweetsi Masisi, was sworn in in April this year amid low public expectations.

DISS fails to account for concealed ivory

The Directorate on Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) has been accused of using its anti-poaching operation as a way of concealing elephant tusks from the responsible government department and potentially using it as a conduit for ivory smuggling.

‘I serve Botswana to the fullest of my abilities’

Christopher Garland’s response to questions by INK Centre For Investigative Journalism

Botswana company in Panama Papers scandal

The deputy chairperson of a state-owned entity has been implicated in tax evasion and working to facilitate capital flight from Botswana. 

Mosugate: We bring you the images

The INK Centre contracted a US-based commercial satellite imagery firm to capture a high-resolution image over President Khama property in Mosu. The image, together with six-month investigation provides fresh evidence that BDF is heavily involved in the construction of the president compound.

Khama, Trump, Duterte and Erdoğan –World Press Freedom Day: A story of rights, liberties, duties and threats to national security!

Ian Khama, Donald Trump, Rodrigo Duterte and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are all democratically elected leaders under their respective countries’ constitutions. And while they appear to be worlds apart in political outlook, methods of governance and social policies, they have a common thread that unites them; a hatred for the media.