With the economy literally down on its knees characterized by massive job losses on the back of the closure of a number of mining houses especially in the northern part of the country, beneficiation and down-stream processing should be brought back to top economic diversification agenda.
“I am really shocked o dira motho President and he turns against you”
“O bata go re twaela,” said Khama accusing President Mokgweetsi Masisi of sabotage at one of the recent political rallies he addressed in Serowe to Bangwato and BaGaMmangwato
By Cosmos Moenga
What Duma Boko and Ian Khama are doing is wrong. Theologically speaking what they are doing is evil to say the least. Boko and Khama are not ordinary citizens, they are leaders, whatever they say or do people listen.
By Richard Moleofe
Entering the main hall of the museum in Mafikeng the provincial capital of the North West in South Africa, you would be ushered in by the largest elephant tusks one can ever wish to see. These were donated as a gift by Khama III of the Bangwato, an influential tribal grouping in Botswana.
The recent shake up within the South African State Security Agency has scuttled plans by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama and his chief sponsor Bridgette Motsepe Radebe to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama, former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi and Specially Elected Member of Parliament Mephato Reatile are spearheading a scheme to bust the Botswana government visa restrictions imposed against South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe.
The tension between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and De Beers group has reached a near boiling point with the recent firing of the government diamond valuator.
China threatened to severe diplomatic ties with Botswana over Gaborone’s decision to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama into the country back in 2017.
This was revealed by Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi when addressing the media in Gaborone on Friday.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
Former President Ian Khama has been painted as a petulant crybaby who throws toys out of his cot every time things do not go his way.
President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to win the 2019 General Elections however an outright majority may elude him – a United Kingdom (UK) based research company has revealed.
According to the report by Fitch Solutions titled “Weaker Mining and Construction Prospects Weighing On Botswana's Growth” investors will be closely watching the outcome of the October 2019 general elections.
In contrast to former Minister Patrick Ralotsia’s comments the government through the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security approved the production of cannabis by Fresh Standards Pty LTD in September 2018, it has immerged.
Batswana are losing over P20 000 per person to well organised impostors selling fake visas to Canada and United States of America (USA) and offering non-existent jobs to Batswana job-seekers, an international agency that processes travel documents, warned this week.
Thousands of professional Batswana workers and expatriates working in South Africa have expressed concern that the country’s new job critical skills list might result in most of them leaving the country as they wouldn’t be eligible to qualify for visas.
The President of the Business Botswana Gobusamang Keebine says that there is need to collectively prioritize industrialization for Francistown to revive its ailing economy.
Francistown public health facilities are faced with a dire shortage of doctors.
The second city has a meager number of 11 doctors and this has led to a doctor patient ratio of 1: 9000 which is way beyond the ratio of 1: 600 recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
By Ruth Kedikilwe
As speculation continues to swirl about whether or not former president Ian Khama will launch the candidacy of the Botswana National Front’s candidate in Boteti West, Sam Digwa, a senior party official in the constituency has come out to make the most definitive statement yet.
BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
Government has kick-started the long awaited privatization of the Botswana Meat commission (BMC) with the decision to retain the Maun Abattoir as a government entity for strategic purposes.
BY PORTIA NKANI
The Botswana Stock Exchange listed brewer, Sechaba Holdings’ business has since turned around in response to the alcohol levy adjustment in September 2018.
BY VICTOR BAATWENG