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17 Dec 2018

Botswana Police Service will seek a separation of trial of suspects in a case relating to the armed robbery of top flight football outfit Township Rollers.

This follows the BPS’ failure to arrest the fifth suspect in the matter. The suspect, believed to be a certain Wabo Nthole, is believed to have fled to South Africa to escape clutches of the law.

17 Dec 2018

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

For athletes, on individual basis, being called for national duty is the pinnacle of a career, a moment of pride that needs to be cherished.

17 Dec 2018

By Godfrey Mowaneng

Talks over Baboloki Thebe’s long vaunted move to train in Ivory Coast have broken down. The celebrated Olympian 400m sprinter was expected to relocate to the West African country as part of his preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

17 Dec 2018

Three of Botswana’s leading commercial banks have been identified to answer allegations of failing to comply with the Financial Intelligence Act and may face a range of fines from P250 thousand to One million pula for each violation as well as compensatory orders for money transferred though their systems.

17 Dec 2018

Ian Khama’s arrival into Botswana’s politics has proved an untidy enterprise – from the beginning to the end.

With hindsight, all the upheavals that Khama is causing today can very easily be traced to the manner with which he joined politics when a special dispensation was created for him.

Right from the beginning, he was treated like a rare species facing extinction.

17 Dec 2018

By Richard Moleofe

Taking rounds around Botswana’s capital city, Gaborone, one would notice the numerous white masts that have come to define the landscape of our streets. These masts are carrying at least three security cameras that this city so desperately needs.

17 Dec 2018

Botswana Government and the global diamond mining company De Beers are about to enter into their latest round of negotiations.

For the two sides it should neither be an overwhelming or insurmountable task given that many such similar rounds of negotiations have been completed previously.

17 Dec 2018

After all of the hoops the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) government jumped through to accommodate former President Dr Khama’s executive afterlife that promised to be expensive and unique, reconfiguring existing laws to placate his endemic greed with generous, extravagant and Hollywood themed benefits, it is surprising that Dr Khama has returned the favour with some dubious and appalling behav

17 Dec 2018

The source of what would become Botswana’s groaning pains took place in the United Kingdom nearly 70 years ago. While the interracial liaisons were unheard of in the first half of the twentieth century, a son of the Gammangwato throne was enchanted by a white British bank clerk named Ruth Williams.

09 Dec 2018

The Botswana Police Crime Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) has cracked Botswana’s biggest land scam in which a whole village has been parceled out through fraudulent allocations.

 

09 Dec 2018

There is a growing body of evidence that the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) under former President Lt Gen Ian Khama cowed Batswana into silence and political apathy.

09 Dec 2018

Two reports by independent researchers published this week paint a far direr picture of the immediate consequences of climate change for Botswana than previously thought.

09 Dec 2018

It is certainly a sentiment that will raise heckles but a scholar who has studied Botswana’s history for decades feels comfortable enough to assert that Batlokwa’s claim to the vast tract of land by the Khama family is mistaken.

09 Dec 2018

Botswana’s first learned society has dedicated the 50th issue of its annual publication (“which is the country’s longest surviving indigenous journal”) to honour Botswana’s second president.

09 Dec 2018

A Botswana High Court full bench comprising judges Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube has ordered that the hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code which criminalise same sex sexual activities be heard on 15 March 2019.

09 Dec 2018

A Zimbabwean fringe Political Party - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) – is mobilising a racist and xenophobic campaign against the embattled Botswana Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock exchange listed Choppies Group.

09 Dec 2018

A high profile conference of lawyers held under the auspices of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) at the University of Botswana a few weeks ago may have laid a powerful foundation for critical dialogue on Constitutional reform in Botswana despite what presently appears to be a passive appreciation of constitutionalism by politicians in this country.

09 Dec 2018

Failure to streamline the issue of disability in development and policy formulation has exercabated stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities to the extent  that a large number of people who see themselves as normal on account of their being free from any obvious deformities, are generally uncomfortable around people with known disabilities

09 Dec 2018

A Senior Law  Lecturer at the University of Botswana(UB)Dr. Liz Macharia Mokobi has urged the government of Botswana to  consider enacting a law that will safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities and amend existing ones which as at now have reduced them to objects of medical treatment,charity and social care.

09 Dec 2018

BY PORTIA NKANI

Just as recent as November 2018, Botswana households got a “treat” from retailers known as “Black Friday” – a popular discounted shopping spree where some shops decide to sell their products at a “normal-normal” price to consumers.

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