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Kgosi Kealetile joins Moremi Game Reserve fray

20-04-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

Batawana regent, Kgosi Kealetile Moremi has entered the Moremi Game Reserve fray on the side of her brother, Maun West MP, Tawana Moremi. Brother and sister have penned a letter to the Tawana Land Board (TLB), asking it to tally up revenue that has been collected at the game reserve since 1979 and surrender it to the Fauna Conservation Society. The latter, which was traditionally incorporated in...


Defections leave BDP vulnerable

20-04-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party was this week looking increasingly vulnerable in some of its traditional strongholds following a spate of top level resignations. The recent resignations by Lentsweletau/Mmopane legislator Moeng Pheto and Tonota South MP who is also deputy speaker, Pono Moatlhodi was the latest in a string of resignations that have rocked the ruling party in recent weeks. ...


BIUST not part of elite Pan-African University project

20-04-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

One would expect the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), as Africa’s newest and one of the most technologically advanced, to be part of the Pan-African University (PAU) project but that is not so. The honour has instead gone to universities in Kenya, Nigeria and Cameroon and South Africa. In an effort to enhance Africa’s competitiveness and growth, the African Development...


Moatlhodi’s third coming – can the outspoken politician survive the hurly-burly of opposition politics?

20-04-2014 - Spencer Mogapi

Sometime before Boyce Sebetlela resigned from Parliament, the then legislator for Palapye had a humorous altercation with Pono Moatlhodi. The exchange had all to do with Moatlhodi’s academic qualifications. “I know the honourable member for Tonota likes to refer to himself as an accountant. I think his proper title should be accounts clerk,” said Sebetlela in response to distractive heckling from...


Police commissioner caught up in illicit gun trade scandal

20-04-2014 - REUBEN PITSE

Botswana Police Service Commissioner, Keabetswe Makgophe is reported to be among police officers who are being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department for the illegal trade in fire arms. Makgophe’s alleged investigation is reported to be part of a cloak and dagger attempt by powerful malign business forces to strip the police commissioner of his police uniform. The business community...


Botswana big shots stash P50 billion in secret offshore accounts

20-04-2014 - Sunday Standard Reporter

Botswana’s elites have illegally transferred billions out of the country and stashed it in secret offshore accounts that are as big as the country’s foreign reserves and bigger than the national budget – two international financial watchdogs have revealed. The Tax Justice Network research found that the elites of Botswana have accumulated so much secret offshore wealth it could pay off the country's...


Cell phone service providers implicated in prisons contraband conspiracy

20-04-2014 - Calistus Bosaletswe

Investigations by Botswana Prisons Services have unveiled a contraband conspiracy between prison waders, cellular phone services providers and prison inmates that is frustrating efforts to keep cellular phones out of prison cells. Although cellular phones are illegal in prison, contraband cell phones smuggled inside prison by waders are being used by inmates in Botswana prisons to intimidate witnesses...


FPK, Prince Charles meeting flops

20-04-2014 - Bashi Letsididi

The much-touted meeting that was to take place between British royal, Prince Charles and the coordinator of the First People of the Kalahari, Jumanda Gakelebone, failed to materialise. Back home after his trip to Europe, Gakelebone says that he couldn’t meet Prince Charles because he was said to be out of the country. That would be confusing to those on the Survival International (SI) mailing list...


Confidential documents detail a judiciary at war


Correspondence documents between former Principal Magistrate Thabo Malambane and Regional Magistrate Christopher Gabanagae details a tortured relationship between junior and senior judicial officers. Malambane was dismissed by President Khama from duty recently for “refusing to a lawful instruction from the Acting Chief Justice, by refusing to discharge judicial function at your station of duty.”...


Khama, Morupisi fail to respond to BOFEPUSU lawsuit

17-04-2014 - Khonani Ontebetse

President Ian Khama and the Director of Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) Carter Morupisi had not responded to an urgent application brought by the Botswana Federation of Public Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) served on state attorney on 7th April.   BOFEPUSU had applied for a High Court order to restrain President Ian Khama and the Director of the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM)...



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