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26 Mar 2007

The Botswana National Front Secretary General, Akanyang Magama, has, for the first time, directly linked Vice President Ian Khama to the Security and Intelligence Bill now being debated in parliament.
Magama said the Bill is Khama?s brainchild and he will want to use the law once he becomes President.

26 Mar 2007

After a setback in the relationship with the Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Botswana is applying for a new round of money from the Fund.

The Fund recently withheld US$ 9.5 million, but the National Aids Coordinator, Batho Molomo, says the good relationship between the Fund and Botswana continues.

26 Mar 2007

Botswana may soon start screening pastors and church ministers coming to into the country in a bid to curb the influx of bogus pastors and preachers.
The Minister of Labour and Home Affairs, Charles Tibone, told Parliament on Friday that government is ?concerned about the motives, credentials and activities of some pastors and preachers who come into Botswana.?

26 Mar 2007

The case in which the former Botswana Housing Corporation Deputy General Manager, Gaolekwe Rabana, is fighting extradition from South Africa was recently postponed to July 23, 2007 in Johannesburg?s Randburg Court.

Rabana, who has been on the run for close to 10 years, is wanted to stand trial in Botswana on allegations of corruption.

26 Mar 2007

Callan Heinz who last month played a sick joke on Air Botswana staff that the morning flight was in danger has been acquitted by the Village Magistrate Court.

It emerged in court that Heinz told a flight attendant that the morning plane was in danger and in the same breath said he was joking.

26 Mar 2007

An undisclosed number of Botswana Power Corporation workers face retrenchment while close to 350 who are between the ages of 50 and 59 will be asked to retire.

The Sunday Standard has intercepted a BPC internal discussion document detailing how the corporation?s graying workforce will be asked to take early retirement to save the corporation money.

26 Mar 2007

Standard Chartered Bank Botswana (SCBB), the old lady of Botswana?s commercial banks, has been left with egg on the face after Bank of Botswana Governor, Linah Mohohlo, rejected the appointment of its new Managing Director, Lami Manjang, urging for a deeper localization programme.

21 Mar 2007

Sidney Pilane says government will not allow back into the Reserve those Basarwa who were not part of the applicants challenging government policy on their relocation from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

21 Mar 2007

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation has become the first telecommunications operator to do business under they newly introduced service neutral licensing regime.

Under the 15 year license BTC will in addition to its traditional fixed line business, operate a mobile phone business.

18 Mar 2007

Our discussion was preceded by a picture-perfect throwback meal consisting of a phaletshe (pap cooked with its bran), morogo wa dinawa (greens from bean plant), letlhodi (a variety of beans) and soya chunks. Our hostess, Mrs Moanei, had affectionately welcomed us into her home in Mochudi, dressed in a housecoat, and proceeding to serve us lunch.

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