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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Khama made Tuli Conservation Trust founding patron

Khama played a visionary role in establishing Botswana’s world-renowned conservation ethos and continues to provide strong leadership and commitment by working with regional and international conservation organisations. “The Tuli region is close to my heart and so I am delighted to become founding patron of the Tuli Conservation Trust,” said Ian Khama 1198 2

December 17, 2018 4:00 AM Lake Ngami communities finally find their black gold

Innocent Magole, UNDP Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Project coordinator picks up the charcoal from the kiln that has just been opened and shows it to the media before saying, “This is it. This is why we call it black gold”. The charcoal, which is black with some silver lustre, is providing a silver lining to the communities around the Lake Ngami 930

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM Will there be a "Masisi Doctrine" in Foreign Policy?

Moreover, a President must preside over a highly specialised and sprawling bureaucracy. When it comes to policy, the presidency has three major areas to preside over: economic policy, domestic policy and foreign affairs. These are all competing policy spheres. But the demands of the office require that presidents strike a balance between all three substantive 170

October 8, 2018 9:33 AM Masisi attends London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference

in endangered fauna and flora. This is in recognition of the significant scale and detrimental economic, social and environmental consequences of the illegal trade in wildlife. As a result, Botswana has, over the years, made a number of policy advances to promote wildlife management and conservation,” the press release read. The conference will provide 133

September 25, 2018 4:00 AM Shining Light Winners Finish Three-Month Course

The three-month programme, which is offered in partnership with Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, affords the winners requisite skills that are vital for their jewellery design apprenticeship. Mbako Baraedi, Tshepo Dithebele, Gaone Otsile from Botswana and Richardlee Shoombe, Frans Uunona and Taleni Udeiko from Namibia, were selected from more than 130 entries 155

September 21, 2018 4:00 AM Gov't to chase Chase to court

On Wednesday, Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) deputy director Churchill Collyer, revealed that government has taken the matter to the Attorney General to look into a possible breach of Chase’s contract with government. He was responding to questions during a tour by local and international media of various sites where Chase recently 167

September 11, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi Hits Back On Elephant 'Poaching' Frenzy

The global furore sparked by a BBC report into the alleged poaching broke last week while Masisi was in the middle of a landmark mission to China. Researchers claimed 87 elephants were recently killed in the Okavango Delta and blamed the disarmament of rangers. Government responded, insisting that only 53 carcasses had been found and most of these were natural 148

August 21, 2018 3:48 PM Tshekedi vs BDP judgement due Friday

Khama, who is also the Minister of Environment, Conservation, Natural Resources and Tourism, wants Dijeng barred from contesting in the party's August 25primaries for allegedly contravening rules and regulations in relation to elections. Botswana Democratic Party attorney, Basimane Bogopa in reply said the central committee was mandated with the approval 132

July 19, 2018 10:12 AM US parliament passes bill to save Okavango Delta

The bipartisan legislation promotes sustainable economic development and conservation across Africa’s critical Okavango River Basin, which supports more than one million Angolans, Botswanans and Namibians, as well as the largest remaining elephant population in the world. “The Okavango Delta supports the economic livelihoods of over a million people 127

July 16, 2018 4:00 AM Silence of the Lambs

His pledge to leading an inclusive Government with people at the centre of the debate is the recipe for success and prosperity. Whilst the Masisi Review may be unpalatable to many, his approach is not entirely about hunting. It’s about appropriate land use, and how to engage rural communities in wildlife-based management. To date there has been a chronic 149