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14 Oct 2019

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) currently enjoys a strong lead in the 2019 election race and is poised for a landslide victory on October 23rd – a survey report publshished this week by Afrobarometer has revealed.The report released on Friday which is the result of the first ever scientific survey poll on the possible outcome of the 2019 general election states that, “In a hypothetic

14 Oct 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

14 Oct 2019

The Central District is torn between the Botswana Patriotic Front and the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) over Khama’s apparent political two timing. The revered Paramount Chief of Bangwato whose sway extends throughout the Central district has been talking talking from both sides of his mouth creating confusion among his supporters in the BPF and the UDC. The former president h

14 Oct 2019

The planned US$800 million (P8.6 billion) expansion of Morupule B has suffered a crippling blow after the Japanese government its financial support.

14 Oct 2019

Gaborone Bonnginton South parliamentary candidate Ndaba Gaolathe sighed with relief last month after an objector Tshenolo Palai who had taken him to court for breach of the Electoral Act agreed to drop the case.The pair enterered into an out of court settlement which was made an order of the court byGaborone High Court Justice Gabriel Komboni.

14 Oct 2019

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE 

14 Oct 2019

Botswana has turned into a major centre of global sex trafficking ring that extends to countries as far flung as Nigeria, Ethiopia and Tanzania, a new report has revealed. According to the latest report by the United States’ Department of States, this has resulted in Botswana Government spending more money than it has done before in addressing the scourge. “The government reported spending 3.69

14 Oct 2019

After a tumultuous session that had to be suspended, the Full Council of the Gaborone City Council will reconvene tomorrow to finish off business it couldn’t on September 27 when it descended into chaos.

14 Oct 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The testimonies of two key witnesses who were subpoenaed to give evidence in support of a former employee of the Citizen Entrepreneurial Development Agency (CEDA) proved fatal to her case.This prompted the Industrial Court Judge I. Bahuma to question why their evidence was neither rebutted nor impeached.

14 Oct 2019

Former President Ian Khama’s close associate Shadrack ‘Shaduf’ Baaitse’s company Prevailing Securities has been placed under judicial management. The security company was part of Baaitse’s companies which were raided by security agents earlier this year.

14 Oct 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has dispatched ballot papers to a number of countries in the diaspora to enable citizens to cast their votes.Malaysia is the only country where Botswana dispatched ballot papers despite that there is no embassy in that country to help those in the diaspora to elect the parliamentary candidates.

08 Oct 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Recommendations by a political landscape report aimed at assisting BOFEPUSU to make a determination on who to back for national elections has given the ruling BDP an advantage over opposition parties.

08 Oct 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

Air Botswana employees have petitioned management including General Manager Agnes Khunwane with a vote of no confidence on account of a trail of botched re-fleeting with used aircraft instead of re-fleeting with new ones.

08 Oct 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Local business tycoons Ramachandran Ottapathu and Satar Dada reportedly turned down a last minute plea by Junaid Moti to employ the services of their private aircraft for the benefit of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) president Duma Boko.

08 Oct 2019

The Botswana Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) is expected to help Botswana save at least 7% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) estimated in billions of Pula through illicit financial flows.

08 Oct 2019

Former President Festus Mogae last week broke ranks with the Attorney General’s  decision to appeals the historic High Court ruling that decriminalised same-sex relationships among consenting adults.

The former President this week commended the June High Court decision.

08 Oct 2019

There are many holes that one can poke in the latest Botswana Patriotic Front’s press statement that has evidently been crafted to mend bridges with civil servants ahead of a crucial election.

08 Oct 2019

The Umbrella for Democratic Change at the Gaborone City Council finds itself in an unusually difficult position of having to protect a severely compromised mayor a few short days before a crucial national election.

08 Oct 2019

Former President Festus Mogae who quit Choppies Enterprises Board last month has resurfaced as the first Chancellor of Amref International University in Kenya.

Speaking during his inauguration this week, Mogae described his new role as a humbling opportunity and an exciting challenge.

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