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16 Aug 2017

The Executive Editor of the Sunday Standard newspaper, Outsa Mokone, has announced the death of veteran journalist Eddie Kuhlmann (58).

Mokone told the Sunday Standard team on Wednesday morning that Kuhlmann succumbed to death at his home village of Otse on 15 August 2017 following short illness.

13 Aug 2017

The American government compiled a personal profile of President Lt Gen Ian Khama which they used to manipulate him to do their bidding – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

13 Aug 2017

China is reported to have prevailed over the Government of Botswana and the Dalai Lama to cancel the much awaited and scheduled visit to Botswana by the Tibet Spiritual leader.   

13 Aug 2017

The P2, 2 billion Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) was a slight of hand by government to legitimise corruption and give lucrative tenders to friends – minutes of a closed door meeting between the Botswana Corruption Curbing Task Force and leaders of the country’s construction industry have suggested.

13 Aug 2017

While he is now a politician, Wynter Mmolotsi’s heart is still in the classroom. And so one can understand why his mood sours when he hears his colleague MPs mispronounce the name of the subject he taught for years: Agriculture.

13 Aug 2017

Even in its latest iteration, the push for citizen-owned banks has failed to raise a corollary issue that has yet to be mainstreamed into public discourse.

13 Aug 2017

For now at least, the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security has successfully sidestepped a question about the nature of the business relationship between the Botswana Meat Commission and a United Kingdom-based marketing company.

13 Aug 2017

Jumanda Gakelebone’s understanding of the nature of the Dalai Lama visit is that President Ian Khama is embracing the Tibetan spiritual leader because he has been persecuted by the Chinese government.

13 Aug 2017

That “good to excellent bee-keeping conditions” exist in some parts of Botswana will be very good news to the entrepreneurially-minded but there is also the bad news. A study by the Department of Agricultural Economics at the Botswana College of Agriculture (renamed the Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources) also identified the dangers that come with this business venture.

13 Aug 2017

It certainly wasn’t a good idea for a company called Zimmal Reliance to build a perimeter wall fence that encroached on plots owned by the Gaborone City Council. Sunday Standard learns from good GCC sources that the company will be ordered to demolish sections of the wall that were built on neighbouring Council land.

10 Aug 2017

The Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) North West Region is working on challenging the membership of Advocate Sidney Pilane before the High Court, it has emerged.

The North West region which is aligned to the BMD camp led by Ndaba Gaolathe intends to rope in South Africa’s prominent legal eagle Senior Counsel Advocate Jeremy Gauntlett.

10 Aug 2017

The Dual Citizenship Bill has precipitated a constitutional crisis and will lead to chaos if it goes ahead as planned, The Telegraph has established.

10 Aug 2017

PARLIAMENT - The Parliament on Monday unanimously rejected the Tourism Amendment Bill in which the Minister responsible for Tourism Tshekedi Khama seeks to raise money for the cash strapped Botswana Tourism Organisation (BTO).

The amendment of the Tourism Act as proposed by Tshekedi is expected to accommodate the collection of the proposed Tourism Development Levy by BTO.

10 Aug 2017

Junior Minister at the Office of the President, Thato Kwerepe has denied suggestions that highly ranking public officers have been allowed to campaign for political offices while they are still in office.

10 Aug 2017

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) deputy Secretary General (SG) Natwarl Jagdish’s citizenship last week came under the spotlight during a question and answer session at the National Assembly.

During the session, Francistown South legislator Wynter Mmolotsi wanted to know when Jagdish was given Botswana citizenship.

10 Aug 2017

The South African Police Service (SAPS) has confirmed that close to 200 Botswana registered vehicles have been stolen while visiting South Africa since the beginning of this year. Most of these vehicles are either hijacked or stolen in the North West Provence where majority of Batswana normally visit or do their shopping in various malls.

10 Aug 2017

MAUN – Superintendent Samuel Kgomo of Maun Police has said that his Police station continues to record increasing cases in which passengers are persistently mishandled by taxi operators.

06 Aug 2017

Botswana Defence Force was Africa’s biggest spender on French military hardware last year, the French defence Ministry has revealed in a report. As part of its military shopping spree, the BDF bought €304.2 million (about P3.6 billion) worth of military hardware from France in 2016 alone.

06 Aug 2017

President Lt Gen Ian Khama benefits personally from tourism revenue leakages which have resulted in Botswana missing out on millions of Pula from high end tourists.

A new report brings to light fresh information on how a tourism company in which President Ian Khama and his close circle of friends have a financial interest is a major beneficiary of the tourism leakage.

06 Aug 2017

Court of Appeal President, Justice Ian Kirby has lashed out at the Botswana Government for detaining hundreds of asylum seekers at Francistown Centre for Illegal Immigrants.

Kirby on Friday ordered the State to transport the asylum seekers and accommodate them at Dukwi refugee camp.

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