Shingirai Madondo is a journalist based in Francistown, Botswana. I am generally an all rounder. I do report on all beats be it politics, business, finance, economics, climate issues. I am currently working with Xinhua News Agency as well as Voice of America (Zimbabwe Service). But before joining Xinhua and VOA, I worked with The Voice, Yarona FM, Patriot on Sunday, Weekend Post and The Echo.
This is a story about Botswana seeking funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB) in order to implement an integrated agro-commercial project in the northwester part of Botswana. Botswana, reliant on food exports from the neighbouring South Africa for decades, is doing everything within its power to be self sustainable and food secure through improving local food production.
This is a story about intention being made by the President Mokgweetsi Masisi government in its quest to deal with the high elephant population in Botswana. It is estimated that elephant population in Botswana is fast shooting through the ceiling thanks to blanket hunting ban that was introduced by then President Ian Khama in 2014 and was only lifted few months after Masisi took over the reigns on April 1, 2018.