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17 Sep 2018

Former President Ian Khama’s nephew tried to sell the BCL Mine diamond licence a few months after government decided to close the loss making copper and Nickel mine.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up an SMS message from Ian Khama’s nephew (name withheld) to a colleague in the industry asking him for help to find a buyer for the BCL diamond mining licence.

17 Sep 2018

A Cabinet Minister and senior government officials have been implicated in the suspected misappropriation of P600 million that was allocated by Parliament for the e-government project.

Cabinet was a few weeks ago notified by officials that all the money that has been allocated to the e-Government project cannot be accounted for, Sunday Standard has been informed.

17 Sep 2018

As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to leave for New York where he will make his maiden speech to the General Assembly as substantive Head of State, there are fears within Government that he will be met by hostile online pressure group demonstrators posing as conservationists.

17 Sep 2018

In addition to being an NGO, there is another label that can fit Elephants Without Borders very well – “selective outrage machine.”

Judging by content on its Facebook wall, it is evident that EWB monitors both domestic and international media for stories on wildlife, especially elephants. The thoroughness of the media monitoring shows that it was both consistent and systematic.

17 Sep 2018

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has yet to resolve the disputed Boteti East Bulela Ditswe primary elections. Counting for the elections was halted following irregularities in the ballot papers for two of the constituency’s nine wards. The incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency Setlhomo Lelatisitswe was leading the count by almost 200 from the counted seven wards.

17 Sep 2018

Priceless indigenous knowledge in the sole possession of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France shows that the disastrous consequences of the hunting ban that former President Ian Khama imposed on the basis of what some allege was self-serving pseudo-science are more numerous than previously thought.

17 Sep 2018

The head of Directorate of Intelligence Services, Peter Magosi has taken a decision that his department will have no use for the luxurious PC-24 jet that his predecessor, Isaac Kgosi had ordered.

The jet which is due to arrive in Botswana soon has cost Government over P100 million.

It is currently in Switzerland where it has been emblazoned with the colours of Botswana.

17 Sep 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence Services has traced the existence of a rogue and parallel arm operating illegal eavesdropping  activities on the public to infrastructure owned by Macom – the country’s leading mobile and telecommunications operator.

There is however no evidence to suggest that Mascom is involved at an official level.

17 Sep 2018

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has raised concern that a decision by the government of Kuwait to provide security and pay rentals and salaries for Botswana envoys in Kuwait City may compromise Botswana’s security.

17 Sep 2018

One little but highly inconvenient detail about the young Ian Khama that Mmegi publicised years ago is that he would routinely rub out art drawings by his big sister, Jacqueline.

17 Sep 2018

How, people ask, can the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, continue to serve in cabinet after publicly expressing support for a patently anti-Botswana report? A similar question is not being asked about another senior government official: how can the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Basic Education, Dr.

17 Sep 2018

Since the discovery of diamonds Botswana maintained strong economic growth in excess of eight percent per annum. The only other country recorded as having enjoyed a rapid economic growth over such a long period is said to be none other than Botswana’s newest economic buddy – China.

17 Sep 2018

The government of Botswana is said to be working around the clock and behind the scenes to set up an economic development board that will be similar to the one that was set up by Mauritius a few years back.

17 Sep 2018

FRANCISTOWN – The President, Mokgweetsi Masisi last Monday told the business community gathered here that he will not “fire” ministers who recently contested and lost during the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections – Bulela Ditswe.

17 Sep 2018

In a scene reminiscent of action packed thriller movie, Botswana’s security apparatus on Tuesday descended on Botho University and arrested one of the school’s top executives.

17 Sep 2018

On the occasion that marked the announcement of what should by now have radically changed the shape of home ownership in our country, the Government said that one of the functions of SIHA (Single Housing Authority), mandated to the Botswana Housing Corporation in 2012 will be the provision of ‘affordable’ and ‘adequate’ housing for all income categories.

17 Sep 2018

Botswana, along with Mozambique and other SACU members, are currently holding talks with the United Kingdom (UK) to agree on a trade arrangements post the exit of UK from the European Union block, Permanent Secretary at Trade Ministry – Peggy Serame has said.

17 Sep 2018

There are fears that the recent reports about more than 80 elephants allegedly killed by poachers have the potential to affect the number of tourists that visit Botswana’s tourism destinations.

17 Sep 2018

The Choppies group, Botswana’s leading mass grocery retailer and emerging regional player in the fast moving consumer goods is going through a mammoth task to appease and retain its investors from both fronts in the local bourse and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

17 Sep 2018

Botswana has not been able to take advantage of its highest credit ratings by leading agencies, the Chief Executive Officer at the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) – Thapelo Tsheole has said.

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