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26 May 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Rose Seretse – the former captain of the anti-corruption agency – DCEC and now the Chief Executive at the Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority – BERA could not help but mumble when appearing before the parliamentary committee of statutory bodies and state enterprises this week.

26 May 2019

In a very curious way, the outcome of 2019 General elections is busy shaping up.

There has been talk of a hung parliament and talk of a possible UDC take over.

But, for now everything is still out in the air and if anyone says they know what will happen they will be lying.

Based on paper, the Alliance for Progressives would win an outright victory.

26 May 2019

The political spectacle that started with Donald Trump’s unexpected attainment of the presidency of the United States two and half years ago continues to steamroll the country, breaking hearts and careers and, at the same time, writing and introducing new bare-knuckle politicking never seen or practised in America.

26 May 2019

Since last year – 2018, Botswana has witnessed rising impunity and lawlessness within the political arena which led to social media going into overdrive. Clearly what is happening in Botswana is very unfortunate, so many mind-boggling and bizarre things are happening within the country which demand a pause and reflection as the nation traverses the crossroads.

26 May 2019

By Richard Moleofe

The Government of Botswana has taken an active and controversial decision to lift the ban on elephant hunting. The ban was put in place about five years ago by the Minister of Tourism with the blessing of the then President Ian Khama.

26 May 2019

It is now official; we are fully in a drought year.

The long awaited Government assessment has come to that conclusion.

They have also come up with array of counter measures.

According to press release from the Botswana Government, government will subsidise livestock feed and medicine by a further 10 percent to 35 percent.

26 May 2019

By Kwapeng Modikwe

26 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

In Botswana’s lexical vogue-o-meter, the spiritual phrase “I receive” is up there jostling for the pride of place alongside political slogans like “Moono” and “A e Jeke.”

26 May 2019

BY TLOTLO LEMMENYANE

In Botswana, “Howzit” which is slang for “how is life?” is so important it comes even before enquiries about the health of children. What would your answer be?

26 May 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Football Association and the Botswana Premier League (BPL) have been accused of lack of proper planning for the football season.

26 May 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Premier League (BPL) board has finally acceded to pressure and reinstated the league management committee.

In its emergency meeting last week Monday, the BPL board agreed that the management committee be reinstated and should start work before the commencement of the 2019/2020 season.

26 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

“What was she wearing?” “Why was she walking alone so late at night?” “Well, she shouldn’t have drank that much.” These are the most likely questions and remarks even among Botswana’s politically correct chattering classes whenever discussions veer to cases of rape and assault.

26 May 2019

BY MPHO KUHLMANN

Almost every reading this article has either gone to bed pouting over a friends new acquisition or woken up jealous and cranky because a friend’s life seemed to be going better than theirs. Most can relate to that stomach churn when a friend shares with them their good news.

26 May 2019

A University of Botswana lecturer is being investigated for distributing pornographic video that he filmed at the entrance of Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino.

20 May 2019

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko, Alliance for Progressives (AP) President Ndaba Gaolatlhe, UDC parliamentary candidate for Gaborone North Haskings Nkaigwa and Gaborone Mayor Kagiso Thutlwe are among a number of politicians who face being struck off the 2019 Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) voters roll for violating the Electoral Act.

20 May 2019

A storm is brewing between the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) and a contracted company, Rockefeller Civil Engineering Contractor, over a six-kilometre road project valued at P99 million.

The road that starts from Palapye and ends in Lecheng is said to have taken years to complete.

20 May 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

The Francistown Industrial Court on Thursday heard the case in which former Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) chief operations officer (COO), Jonathan Raheem Hosseini, is challenging his dismissal from the corporation and seeks reinstatement.

20 May 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

The Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Brigadier Peter Magosi says Botswana is faced with emerging security threats just like any other country in the region.

20 May 2019

The Judicial Service Commission has come under fire from an unlikely quarter in Judge Ian Kirby who is seemingly out to stand legal tradition on its head.

The Court of Appeal President has launched a blistering attack on the system of appointing judges, a confidential document seen by TheSunday Standard shows.

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