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27 Apr 2017

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has wrapped the Botswana Government on knuckles over violation of international labour issues.

In its latest report, one of the issues that ILO took issue with was the Botswana Government’s decision to refuse to allow prison officers to unionize.

27 Apr 2017

Vice President and also Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairman Mokgweetsi Masisi is likely to retain his position as the party chairman unopposed if his faction and that of Minister of Infrastructure Science and Technology Nonofo Molefhi both agree on a compromise.

27 Apr 2017

Government has introduced health policy that denies medical coverage to people who got injured during alcohol related activities including those associated with suicide and lung cancer.

27 Apr 2017

The main opposition party in Mozambique, RENAMO last week attempted to block that country’s President Filepe Nyusi’s visit to Botswana.

Nyusi will undertake a three-day state visit to Botswana from April 24 to 26, 2017. The Botswana government on Friday confirmed the scheduled visit but could not shed light on the attempts made by RENAMO to block Nyusi’s visit.

27 Apr 2017

The former Member of Parliament for Tonota, Pono Moatlhodi on Sunday evening advised the leadership of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) to write a letter to the International Criminal Court, reporting the Botswana government for its decision to impose Electronic Voter Machines on electorates.  

27 Apr 2017

Police have foiled what could have been a massive prison escape when they arrested a state prosecutor from the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) entering prison with a gun.

The firearm was supposed to be used by the inmate to shoot at prison warders in what was a meticulously planned prison break at the Central Prison.

27 Apr 2017

An American national, Alan Smith, whose three year old son was allegedly butchered to death early this year, has expressed outrage at the murder suspect who he says is threatening him while out on bail.

27 Apr 2017

Botswana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Roy Blackbeard does not want to pre-empt when he is coming back home; he will stay in the United Kingdom until his principals decide it’s time for him to come back to Botswana.

27 Apr 2017

A production report for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 shows an increase in rough diamond production compared with the corresponding period in 2016. 

According to the report, production in Canada increased by 290 percent to 0.6 million carats because of the contribution of Gahcho Kué, which reached commercial production on March 2, 2017.

27 Apr 2017

Government has admitted that it continues to face development challenges which affect critical sectors of the economy, and these are said to have been mainly caused by the global economic slowdown which started in 2008. 

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