Fertile hope, futile cause

Government will this year spend nearly P1 billion in emergency drought relief initiatives, continuing the annual escalation of supporting the climate change burden.

As stubborn as farmers’ hopes traditionally are, the last several years of El Nino-induced drought have tested the resolve of even the most strong-headed.

Known as the country’s “first borns,” farmers were the backbone of this economy long before shiny stones were discovered in the Motloutse River in the mid-1950s, sparking the diamond era.

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GBV: The big elephant in the room

Sadly, the country seems not to have proper tools and the extent to which women and the girl-child are being abused is not adequately measured.Almost every week there are reports of women being attacked by their significant others and while men are attacked as well, women seem to be more on the receiving end.On May 24, 2023 news broke that a woman who was receiving support from the Botswana Gender-Based Violence Prevention Centre in Gaborone, was...

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