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DITSHWANELO – The Botswana Centre for Human Rights, joins the world in commemorating World Refugee Day. The theme for World Refugee Day this year is#WithRefugees.
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 12:00 pm
Press Statement: DITSHWANELO - The Botswana Centre for Human Rights, is commemorating the raid on Gaborone by the-then apartheid government of South Africa on 14 June 198...
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 16:10 pm
Utilising archival records this paper argues that the coordinator of the Tenth Anniversary Independence Celebrations Unit (TACU), Gobe Matenge, tried to use the process t...
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 15:53 pm
When drought hits a region as dry as northern Namibia, subsistence farmers can weather the crisis better if they have more than just their land to depend on for food or a...
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 10:13 am
The people of Ngware and surrounding villages' battle with the government over the construction of a junior secondary school has been running for 20 years and the fatigue...
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:45 pm
My father passed away on May 23, 2017. Not a day goes by during which I do not think of him. The public man was a remarkable activist, educationalist and journalist who ...
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:33 pm
Director of Proceedings, permit me to express my sincere gratitude to the organisers of this event for inviting me to participate in today's activities as a guest speaker...
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:25 pm
For many farmers in southern Africa, a herd of cattle or goats is akin to a bank account. It's how families save and build wealth. However, even when drought threatens th...
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 13:22 pm
First a disclaimer. My wife and I live on and own a plot in an area that has come to be known as Ruretse.The name for this plot and all the others surrounding and includi...
Tue 29 May 2018, 12:30 pm
The declaration of private lawyer Joao Carlos Salbany as an unwanted person in Botswana at the weekend is a fly in the ointment in the first 100 days of President Mokgwee...
Tue 29 May 2018, 12:00 pm
The Botswana National Front (BNF) strongly condemns the recent declaration of lawyer and human rights activist Joao Carlos Salbany as a prohibited immigrant (PI) in Botsw...
Fri 18 May 2018, 16:04 pm
When farmers in many parts of southern Africa decide to plant their crops each year, they rely on generations of learned knowledge about seasons and the weather. Or they'...
Fri 18 May 2018, 16:04 pm
I was six when Ian Khama entered politics as Vice President, and 16 years old when he ascended to the Botswana Presidency. The euphoria around Ian Khama's rise to the Pre...
Fri 18 May 2018, 15:35 pm
The predicament of unemployment is a critical part of any economy, but it becomes unacceptable when the crisis matures to graduate unemployment. Such crisis occupies the ...
Fri 11 May 2018, 15:09 pm
This paper argues that social media is important in any State that claims to be a democracy and that failure to have robust media involvement in the democratic process is...
Fri 04 May 2018, 14:16 pm
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) welcomes the dismissal of Isaac Kgosi as the director general (DG) of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS). The removal of Kgo...
Fri 04 May 2018, 14:15 pm
MISA Botswana welcomes the decision by President Mokgweetsi Masisi to sack the Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Col. Isaac Kgosi thi...
Fri 04 May 2018, 14:08 pm
Just over two years ago, I received a call from Comrade Gobe 'GW' Matenge who conveyed a simple request. He wanted to know if I would be prepared to speak at his funeral,...
Fri 04 May 2018, 14:01 pm
Viva Workers' Power Viva! A e gole tshwaragano ya babereki a e gole! Viva the spirit of no surrender viva!
Fri 04 May 2018, 13:41 pm
Political reforms for prosperity and political resistance in Botswana
Fri 04 May 2018, 13:40 pm
In less than a decade, the global temperature could cross the 1.5°C threshold of average warming that the United Nations has been trying to avoid though its internationa...
Fri 04 May 2018, 13:18 pm
Refugees who fled the Caprivi Strip conflict two decades ago and settled at Dukwi Refugee Camp here below respond to reports that President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his Nami...
Tue 01 May 2018, 10:52 am
I received the news of Gobe 'GW' Matenge’s passing from her daughter, Tsompie on April 26, 2018 with great sadness and sorrow.
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 14:00 pm
Justice Key Dingake* co-chair of the African Think Tank on HIV, Health
and Social Justice, highlights the ongoing prejudice against the LGBTI community across Africa, a...
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 13:37 pm
Let me make it clear from the outset that I did not choose this topic. Someone else decided that I should speak on it in this conference.
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