Botswana

Venson-Moitoi approached Court with Stained Hands

05 Apr 2019

The court only determines matters brought before it on the basis that the applicant has a leg to stand on, a principle known as locus standi, and the presidential aspirant in the Botswana Democratic Party race - Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has not demonstrated that to the full.

The year that transformed a nation...

06 Jan 2019

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”

- Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Independence gig guide

27 Sep 2018

Clash of SADC’s Finest Spinners

Masisi led economy faces crunch time on budget

23 Sep 2018

Just under six months into office, the government of President Mokgweetsi Masisi has been greeted by a less-than-sanguine picture of underlying economic conditions. The economic-stress however started during the era of Masisi’s predecessor – Ian Khama.

Botswana's financial services sector still small, lags behind peer countries

23 Aug 2018

Bank of Botswana (BoB)’s Director of the Department of Research and Financial Stability Dr Tshokologo Kganetsano says the financial sector is a key element in the potential success of the current industrialization policy.

Maele’s shady stamp on Jamali’s bridge

30 Jul 2018

A decision by former Cabinet Minister, Prince Maele to grant property mogul Sayeed Jamali permission to construct a bridge without exercising due diligence has raised eye brows.

Salakae chickens out; withdraws resignation

25 Jul 2018

Botswana National Front, National Treasurer Noah Salakae says he will not go ahead with his intention to resign from the party central committee. 

Salakae said this to Sunday Standard after his resignation letter was leaked before he  handed it to the party Secretary General. 

Masisi disarms Khama’s militia

20 May 2018

The Botswana defence Force and Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services last week seized a collection of military rifles from Tshekedi Khama’s Ministry of Environment and Tourism intelligence militia bases throughout the country and former President Ian Khama’s residence in Mosu.

Unity Dow off to London, Rammidi to replace her at Parley

03 May 2018

Following the recall of Roy Blackbeard as Botswana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (UK), the Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Dr Unity Dow is set to resign from parliament and become the new High Commissioner in London.

Kgosi fired as DIS Director

02 May 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Wednesday terminated the contract of the Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi, it has emerged.

An internal memo from Deputy Director of DIS, Modiri Kooagile states that “Addresses are informed that Mr Mr Isaac Kgosi has retired from the Directorate of Intelligence and Security as the Director General.”  

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