During 2009 eight incidents of shootings by police forces were reported, in which 11 civilians were killed, allegedly while being apprehended.

In January 2009 a police officer mistakenly shot and killed Mothusinyana Moag, a 27-year-old man who fit the description of a man police were chasing.

The victim ran from police when confronted and was shot during the chase.

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Botswana, with a population of 1.84 million, has been a multiparty democracy since independence in 1966.

Many innocent people have fallen victim to catfishing, when people create a fictitious online profile and lure them into a fake relationship.

Here are some important tips to help protect you from falling victim to an online hoax: Online dating or chats necessitates safety precautions.

If you find yourself isolated, the best thing to do is reach out through community activities or family connections.

Finding ways to help others will make you feel better, and then pay off later when you need support.

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