Government

Plot to oust Masisi?

08 Jul 2018

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s supporters are lobbying him to contest for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship in what is believed to be part of a grand plan to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

Botswana opens back door to international financial criminals

12 Feb 2018

Botswana has opened a back door for shady companies and wealthy foreigners trying to get away with money laundering, tax avoidance and evasion in their home countries – an international tax watchdog has revealed.

Khama fades off

18 Dec 2017

Weeks before President Khama set out on a countrywide farewell tour which started Thursday morning in Moshupa; his shtick was already wearing off.

Presidential press conferences could resume after 10-year hiatus

13 Nov 2017

Nobody can say with absolute certainty what kind of leader Vice President Mokgweetsi Masisi will be but he will certainly do things a lot differently than President Lieutenant General Ian Khama. “It was a pleasure seeing members of Parliament and the Media.

DIS to be given more surveillance powers

04 Sep 2017

Government is drafting a bill that will give the country’s intelligence agencies and police sweeping surveillance powers.

The new law which is expected to be tabled in Parliament before the 2019 General Elections will legalize a whole range of tools for snooping and hacking by the security services.

BOFEPUSU takes the Mickey out of government

04 Sep 2017

Government has succeeded in collapsing the Public Serviced Bargaining Council (PSBC) but still finds itself having to sit around the bargaining table with the manual workers union as the union exposed the triumph by government as a Pyrrhic victory. 

Parley rejects Tshekedi’s urgent Tourism Act amendment Bill

10 Aug 2017

PARLIAMENT - The Parliament on Monday unanimously rejected the Tourism Amendment Bill in which the Minister responsible for Tourism Tshekedi Khama seeks to raise money for the cash strapped Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO).

The amendment of the Tourism Act as proposed by Tshekedi is expected to accommodate the collection of the proposed Tourism Development Levy by BTO.

Khama leaves Motumise to hang and dry

09 Jul 2017

In what appears to be a worrisome departure from a long held tradition, President Ian Khama is ignoring a Court of Appeal decision to appoint veteran lawyer Omphemetse Motumise despite several legal threats aimed at compelling him to comply-documents passed to the Sunday Standard have revealed.  

Another head rolls in Tshekedi's ministry

15 Jan 2017

Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism Elias Magosi has delivered on his promises that he would quit the public service following a fallout with Minister Tshekedi Khama. 

The latter heads the same ministry.

Another miserable year under Khama’s watch

03 Jan 2017

Under President Ian Khama’s administration, Botswana lost its badge of honour as the shining example of democracy in Africa and suffered a sharp regression in the rule of law.

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