Botswana

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.”  

Masisi under Khama’s shadow

08 Apr 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi may struggle to assert himself as Botswana’s fifth president because former President Lt Gen Ian Khama seems set to retain a grip on power even after retiring.

The youth are Botswana’s future – who are you kidding?

25 Mar 2018

Botswana’s unemployment crisis has thousands of faces, but it is the young ones that stick to memory.

There are those unemployed female graduates who have been reduced to smutty eight digits traded on cellular phones of lascivious louts au courant that their unchaste exploits are only one phone call and a few Pula’s away.

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