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09 Dec 2018

The Botswana Police Crime Intelligence Bureau (CRIB) has cracked Botswana’s biggest land scam in which a whole village has been parceled out through fraudulent allocations.

 

09 Dec 2018

There is a growing body of evidence that the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS) under former President Lt Gen Ian Khama cowed Batswana into silence and political apathy.

09 Dec 2018

Two reports by independent researchers published this week paint a far direr picture of the immediate consequences of climate change for Botswana than previously thought.

09 Dec 2018

It is certainly a sentiment that will raise heckles but a scholar who has studied Botswana’s history for decades feels comfortable enough to assert that Batlokwa’s claim to the vast tract of land by the Khama family is mistaken.

09 Dec 2018

Botswana’s first learned society has dedicated the 50th issue of its annual publication (“which is the country’s longest surviving indigenous journal”) to honour Botswana’s second president.

09 Dec 2018

A Botswana High Court full bench comprising judges Abednico Tafa, Michael Leburu and Jennifer Dube has ordered that the hearing challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Penal Code which criminalise same sex sexual activities be heard on 15 March 2019.

09 Dec 2018

A Zimbabwean fringe Political Party - Mthwakazi Republic Party (MRP) – is mobilising a racist and xenophobic campaign against the embattled Botswana Stock Exchange and Johannesburg Stock exchange listed Choppies Group.

09 Dec 2018

A high profile conference of lawyers held under the auspices of the African Network of Constitutional Lawyers (ANCL) at the University of Botswana a few weeks ago may have laid a powerful foundation for critical dialogue on Constitutional reform in Botswana despite what presently appears to be a passive appreciation of constitutionalism by politicians in this country.

09 Dec 2018

Failure to streamline the issue of disability in development and policy formulation has exercabated stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities to the extent  that a large number of people who see themselves as normal on account of their being free from any obvious deformities, are generally uncomfortable around people with known disabilities

09 Dec 2018

A Senior Law  Lecturer at the University of Botswana(UB)Dr. Liz Macharia Mokobi has urged the government of Botswana to  consider enacting a law that will safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities and amend existing ones which as at now have reduced them to objects of medical treatment,charity and social care.

07 Dec 2018

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Kgatleng East Member of Parliament Gilbert Mangole who is a member of the  embattled Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) which was lately expelled from Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC)  still holds the powerful position of  opposition whip.

07 Dec 2018

Former minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security Sadique Kebonang and his twin brother Gaborone High Court judge Zein Kebonang have said that said they would not resign from their respective positions.

Speaking to this publication Justice Kebonang said “I will not resign from my position as a High Court judge.”

07 Dec 2018

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi on Monday struggled to disclose the ownership of the lucrative airstrip built at former President Ian Khama’s residential plot in Mosu village.

07 Dec 2018

The long running standoff between Botswana and South Africa over the extradition of murder suspects from neighbouring countries has escalated to new heights with Pretoria refusing to extradite prisoners to Gaborone.

South African laws do not permit death penalty.

07 Dec 2018

By Mosidi  Mokaeya

Gender Links Country Director Gomolemo Rasisego said Botswana has made a commitment to domesticate Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) by 2030 but it is too slow to implement. The 17 SDGs were adopted by member states back in 2000.

07 Dec 2018

By Thobo Motlhoka

If (like most people) you emerge from 2018 feeling like it has been an unpleasant year, count your blessings, because your government cannot even afford to buy rubber stamps. That is how bad 2018 has been.

07 Dec 2018

By Khonani  Ontebetse & Reuben Pitse

Thatayaone Seduke, the preferred supplier of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has broken his silence over his alleged personal relationship with the agency’s former Director Isaac Kgosi and former President Ian Khama.

07 Dec 2018

The Chief Executive Officer of Transnamib Johny Smith has expressed concern that the Botswana Government is delaying to kick start the long awaited railway line that will connect the two countries.

03 Dec 2018

The National Petroleum Fund laundered money was used to pay off assassins hired to murder Basis Points Director Vusi Mhlanzi – South African investigators have established.

At least three Batswana accused of laundering the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) money are wanted in South Africa for the murder.

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