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23 Mar 2017

Southern Africa will soon convene a special conference to present its multi-billion-dollar energy infrastructure development plan to potential funders.

SADC Council of Ministers chairperson, Prince Hlangusemphi says the investors’ conference is one of the issues approved by the Council which met ahead of a SADC Extraordinary Summit in Mbabane.

23 Mar 2017

Despite its rising profile in many parts of the world, and periodic efforts to raise public awareness in southern Africa, the region remains a fertile ground for traffickers who prey on the vulnerabilities created by a number of factors.

19 Mar 2017

When Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) women converged in Maun for their elective congress yesterday (Saturday) the weekend was supposed to be all about Sisiboy.

19 Mar 2017

Neither the Casino Act nor the Gaming and Gambling Policy require casino operators to undertake an environmental impact assessment (EIA) but when Moonlite Casino at Gaborone Hotel sought to relocate to the i-Towers Complex in the new CBD, that was one of the requirements that the Casino Control Board (CCB) asked it to meet.

12 Mar 2017

Worried that there may be factual basis to a slew of corruption and maladministration allegations being made by the Botswana Railways Amalgamated Workers Union (BRAWU), then (February 2011) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Mabua Mabua, wasted no time in constituting an investigating committee.

12 Mar 2017

You would have wanted to be a little fly on the wall in the period of time that the former Botswana Railways Chief Executive Officer, Dominic Ntwaagae, was handing over to the incoming Acting CEO, Stephen Makuke.

09 Mar 2017

It has been over a fortnight since floods devastated much of the communities in Gaborone and surrounding areas.

09 Mar 2017

Although the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which was signed between the EU and the ‘SADC EPA Group’ has been hailed as a step in the right direction, the  more significant impacts of the EPA, however, are likely to be felt outside the EU-SADC relationship. 

05 Mar 2017

Barrelfuls of ink and pixels have been spilled on the controversial picture depicting President Ian Khama but not enough of those raw materials have formed words and images that portray bigger-picture elements.

05 Mar 2017

When a strike erupted at the University of Botswana last month over unpaid allowances last, a student is alleged to have burnt the national flag. At this point, no solid evidence to back up such allegation has been produced but President Ian Khama has spoken out against the flag-burning in very strong terms.

24 Feb 2017

The African Union adopted the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) as the framework for transformative education and training system in Africa. The strategy has so much relevance than ever to the development of Botswana.

24 Feb 2017

Sometime in 1995 at Gabane Community Junior Secondary School, a Science teacher paid an unexpected visit to a class which was out of control. As expected, upon entering the classroom, there was a deafening silence from students behind the commotion.

20 Feb 2017

For over 120 years, Standard Chartered Bank has been a part of Botswana’s political economy.

The bank’ tagline, “Here for Good” is perhaps the most enduring testimony of the titan’s dedication and longevity in the country.

20 Feb 2017

On a day (Thursday) when it looked like the strike by University of Botswana students was getting out of hand, the university’s own security is said to have raised a red flag. For days, students had been protesting delayed payment of their allowances and at this point there was every indication that the situation was getting out of hand.

17 Feb 2017

With Khama throwing his support behind vice president for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) chairmanship in the upcoming elective national congress slated for July this year, Masisi could rest be assured that he is the undoubted heir apparent after Khama’s departure from the state house.

17 Feb 2017

Following Trump’s ascendency to the Presidency there is uncertainty over Trump’s position on global climate change. During the presidential campaign last year, Trump said global climate change is a hoax fuelling suspicion among countries that the USA could withdraw from global climate change commitment. 

13 Feb 2017

In the lead-up to a do-or-die general election during which the opposition has won virtually all bye-elections, during which opposition parties are banding together, during which the portrait of the opposition leader has featured below a “Your Next President” banner headline in a newspaper and during which a parade of evangelical prophets have predicted an imminent opposition take-over, the gov

13 Feb 2017

The memory is still very fresh and will forever remain vivid in the minds of most. For the first time in its history, Jwaneng diamond mine (which is Botswana’s real cash cow) stopped production because of severe depression in the market. Then followed the bleakest phase in the economic history of modern Botswana.

05 Feb 2017

The usual “we will refer your queries to the relevant authourities” and “your concerns have been duly noted” official shilly-shallying and floridly apologetic tone -vanished the instant the microphone was turned over to President Lt Gen Ian Khama.

05 Feb 2017

All things being equal, Maruping Dibotelo will, at the close of business on October 13 this year (a Friday), step down as Chief Justice and Judge of the Botswana High Court.

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