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17 Feb 2019

When former President Lt Gen Ian Khama counts his achievements, he begins with poverty eradication.

A World Health Organisation (WHO) analysis report has however damned immediate past president for neglecting the poor and projects President Mokgweetsi Masisi as the savior of Botswana’s poor.

14 Feb 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Without the political euphoria that usually engulfs the Botswana political landscape ahead of any upcoming general election, the Alliance for Progressives is currently the undoubtedly most stable and well organized political outfit in the country.

11 Feb 2019

Twice before former President Ian Khama has found it difficult to observe protocol by rising to his feet when President Mokgweetsi Masisi made an entrance.

03 Feb 2019

“Our ambitions in six years in the New Botswana are to grow our economy by at least 10 percent on average, drive non-mineral exports to at least 40 percent of GDP and shrink unemployment from 19 percent to less than 10 percent, augment manufacturing output to 20 percent of GDP, and make Botswana a transport hub for the 277 million strong SADC market,” Gaolathe said when addressing party members

29 Jan 2019

Before Oliver Mtukudzi  assumed household  status in this country  there was   music from  Zimbabwe.

21 Jan 2019

The video footages – which have since gone viral showing Isaac kgosi’s arrest by plain clothes security agents at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport tell less than half the story of what really went on to plan and ultimately execute the sting operation on a man who only a few months ago was the most feared in Botswana and at times also arguably the most powerful.

21 Jan 2019

In a changing-for-the-worse Botswana that the founding fathers would hardly recognise, a prominent Mongwato businessman and politician with impeccable royal pedigree has placed the blame squarely at the feet of the biological son of one of those fathers – former president, Lieutenant General Ian Khama.

13 Jan 2019

A brand new land-rights pressure group has laid claim to Moremi Game Reserve, a multi-billion tourist asset which was the first game reserve in Africa to be set up by Africans.

13 Jan 2019

In  my  course of  tracking Africa’s  sometimes torturous navigation of this  elusive creature  called democracy, I often hear a  yarn told to much  amusement  of  what  happened  back in 1991 in Zambia.

06 Jan 2019

Some in the Botswana Democratic Party felt that so soon in his new position and with his relationship with his predecessor, Ian Khama, having acquired industrial-grade toxicity, President Mokgweetsi Masisi should not have addressed a kgotla meeting in Serowe on October 10.

17 Dec 2018

Three of Botswana’s leading commercial banks have been identified to answer allegations of failing to comply with the Financial Intelligence Act and may face a range of fines from P250 thousand to One million pula for each violation as well as compensatory orders for money transferred though their systems.

09 Dec 2018

‘We in the Botswana Democratic Party, promise to indulge on demand, every desire, wish and whim of Lieutenant General Ian Khama within the territorial borders of the Republic of Botswana for as long as he lives and for as long as we can use his family name.

09 Dec 2018

“Thank you for your kind introduction. I am the fifth president of Botswana since independence, and indeed a beneficiary of the ‘succession plan’ entrenched in the country’s Constitution. But come October 2019 when the nation goes to the general elections – I will be on my own as they say.

03 Dec 2018

America’s girl group Destiny’s child has nothing on President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Long after the group dropped off the pop charts and went their separate ways, Botswana’s president is still standing and singing about being a survivor who has weathered perfect storms.

03 Dec 2018

A marquee law firm is staking its reputation on the authenticity of a startling claim that a Deputy Sheriff-issued document with all surface appearances of legitimacy was actually a work of forgery. The alleged forgery cost the former Director of National Museum and Art Gallery, Tjako Mpulubusi, a fortune in property that was auctioned in restitution.

27 Nov 2018

It is instructive to listen to President Mokgweetsi Masisi explaining the apparent personality Volte face from Masisi the Vice President to Masisi the President.

23 Nov 2018

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Political and social pundits are at wits end trying to unravel the current political puzzle engulfing Botswana’s major political players, especially leading political parties and their leaders.

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