Botswana’s former president, Sir Ketumile Masire, is following in the footsteps of African leaders like Julius Nyerere, Jomo Kenyatta and Nelson Mandela, who, after leaving office, formed charitable organizations to continue with their legacy.
Two Zimbabwean men were this Friday arraigned before the Urban Customary Deputy Court President, Kgosi Kgosimotse Sebele, and were charged with stealing from a person. Both pleaded guilty to the charges.
In an effort to exert his authority once and for all, Vice President Ian Khama has appointed additional names to the PEEPA Board.
The move is seen as Khama's determination to neutralize the present Board, which, for some time, has been stalling the cabinet directive to appoint Joshua Galeforolwe as the Chief Executive of the privatization agency.
Although Botswana is hoping that the CITES standing committee meeting to discuss ivory stock pile sales next week will approve the sale, government officials are unhappy that the country is getting a raw deal from the prospective buyer - Japan.
As Botswana opposition parties join the chorus of dissent against the relocation of Basarwa from the Central Kgalagadi Game Reserve, President Festus Mogae finds himself marching to the beat of an unpopular drummer – Writes SPENCER MOGAPI
Productivity differences between rich and poor countries have widened since 1960 and while some nations made big gains, others have declined, a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond found.
The report, published in the latest edition of the Richmond Fed's quarterly economic review, examined data from 99 countries spanning a period of 36 years.
If former President Sir Ketumile Masire was still in office he would make tackling corruption would be one his hey priorities.
Giving a public lecture on Democracy in Botswana just ahead of Botswana’s 40th anniversary Masire said the country is where it is because its earlier leaders were prepared to blend traditional institutions of governance with the new.
Two months after BNF (Botswana National Front) President Otsweletse Moupo attracted public wrath for attacking Botswana’s first president Seretse Khama, Moupo’s protégé, Elmon Tafa, has echoed his principal’s stance.
Tafa says a myth has been created that Seretse Khama was a holy man when, in fact, he had many shortcomings. He says it is time the myth is dismantled.
The Gaborone Cycling Club held the Mokolodi Scorpion Mountain bicycle race on Sunday, September 17, 2006, at the Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Pick n Pay Riverwalk generously sponsored the event.
Many who have watched Botswana Rugby powerhouse, BDF Cheetahs, play will agree that flanker Kabo Batsile has really come of age, not bad for a player who got into rugby by accident.