Politics

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. 

Now BMD turns on itself

12 Jul 2018

The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and its youth league are at each other’s throat following a decision by the latter to call for the resignation of the party’s President Sidney Pilane.

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.

FIA conducts part of its business offline to evade hackers

08 Jul 2018

A government department flush with cash doesn’t believe that even the sturdiest, most beautifully constructed firewall can protect it from hackers.

Mpho Balopi Vs Moyo - Guma : a feud in full

17 Jun 2018

It is still too early to say, but from the look of things, the brewing fallout between Mpho Balopi and Samson Moyo-Guma promises to count among the country’s cattiest political feuds ever.

Mpho Balopi is the Botswana Democratic Party Secretary General.

Samson Moyo-Guma is a ranking BDP Member of Parliament and former National Chairman.

Rammidi drops bombshell as he resigns from BCP

27 Apr 2018

The secretary general of the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) has resigned from the party amid reports he is retracing his steps back to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

In a letter dated 23 April, Rammidi states “This letter serves to inform you that I’m resigning my membership from the Party with immediate effect.” 

UDC halts Botswana-Swedish arms deal?

08 Feb 2018

The opposition parties’ alliance - the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has said that its intervention on the bid by Botswana government to procure fighter jets from Sweden has resulted in an immediate suspension of the deal between the two countries.

BDP and opposition parties’ snouts in the same feeding trough

10 Dec 2017

Speculation has erupted over the reasons behind an array of transactions linking the minister of Minerals and Energy Sadique Kebonang to companies owned by Bakang Seretse – an investment executive and fund manager of the government National Petroleum Fund.

Seretse faces charges of money laundering. The charges are related to his activities at the National Petroleum Fund.

Fear and loathing ahead of Khama’s departure

13 Nov 2017

President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s life may have been in danger after it emerged this week that for months, an imposter had infiltrated the State House security detail. The man, whose name is known to the Sunday Standard, was arrested last week, on the day Khama delivered his State of the Nation address – months after he slipped into the President’s security.

AP leader says OP usurped MFED and PPADB’s mandate

06 Nov 2017

An opposition leader believes that by disbursing economic stimulus package (ESP) funds and adjudicating tenders under this programme, the Office of the President (OP) may not only have usurped the mandate of two government organisations but may also have acted illegally.

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