Independence buys freedom

BDF kills two rhino poachers

Two suspected poachers were shot and killed by Botswana Defence Force (BDF) on Sunday while tracking a rhino they had shot in Moremi Game Reserve, confirming the country’s tough anti-poaching policy.


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.


KHAMAS PARTY AMIDST FINANCIAL RUIN

As the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism Tshekedi Khama and his brother the President Ian Khama enjoyed red carpet treatment at the recent ITB 2017 tourism fest, offices of his ministry went without water and phone connections due to unpaid bills.


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.


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.