Fresh data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found out that on average, Batswana now live a little shorter than they could have a decade ago. The data shows that women in Botswana still live longer than their male counterparts with an average life expectancy rate of 68.4 as compared to men’s 63.6 years.
The company that controversially acquired a vast tract of land in Gaborone North has withdrawn a case through which it sought to acquire yet more public land.
BY TLOTLO LEMMENYANE
The headline the next day read, “Botswana in pioneering privatisation issue.”
China Jiangsu International Botswana and the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) are headed for a showdown.
The Chinese company threatens to take the intelligence agency to court over allegations it is involved in massive corrupt activities.
A yearly journal report published by African Centre Review against paedophilia and child pornography in Botswana offers a glimpse of this widespread and complex phenomenon.
By Mmapula Molapong
Beijing: The Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the second Belt and Road Forum last Friday in the capital Beijing under the theme “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future.”
About 37 heads of states attended the forum with over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries.
BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
The Auditor General’s latest annual report on the accounts of government paints a gloomy picture of laxity in financial prudence at three parastatals – BMC, BDC and BPC.
BY CEDRIC SWANKA
“There is a race, that must be ran...and victory to be won”, goes a song by popular South African gospel artist – Sipho Makhabane.
BY KABELO SEITSHIRO
The Non Banking Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA) has kick-started the process of identifying a replacement of its founding Chief Executive - Oaitse Ramasedi.
Ramasedi however still has about 9 months left to his contract which ends in February 2020.
BY MPHO KELEBOGE
The Gambling Authority is yet to decide on an application made by property magnate – Lesang Magang - to operate a casino business at the capital city’s Central Business District (CBD).