Former Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Sadique Kebonang received curious payments from the embattled Capital Management Botswana (CMB).
A series of nocturnal meetings and heated disagreements among some in the leadership of the University of Botswana management and the University Council ended up with one of them saying a false reason should be concocted to stop conferring a doctorate degree on President Mokgweetsi Masisi.
Millions of public funds allocated for the BOT50 Independence celebrations through the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESC) remain unaccounted for, giving credence to the wave of corruption accusations levelled against the Ministry in the build up to the 2016 celebrations.
The taxpayer never incurred any extra cost when Presidents Sir Ketumile Masire and Festus Mogae were flown home in state aircraft.
African airlines’ go-it-alone approach to aviation business is making it extremely difficult for them to compete against major international airlines like British Airways.
A welcome development that Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndaba Gaolathe, said would benefit Botswana’s travel and tourism hugely is finally coming about.
The controversial planned P 17 million investment by the embattled Capital Management Botswana (CMB) into Yarona Media Holdings has bombed into a legal dispute that is currently before the courts.
Yarona Media Holding is the parent company that owns Yarona FM, Horizon Advertising and the Echo newspaper.
While Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s Mpho Balopi was quoted recently saying Lt Gen Ian Khama is not bigger than the party the Secretary General this week refused to be drawn into discussing possible disciplinary action against the former president.
Another attempt to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi through a motion of no-confidence is said to be in the works.
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) inner circle has received intelligence that suspended party parliamentary candidate for Mogoditshane, Tshepang Mabaila drove Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko to Mosu for a meeting with former President Ian Khama.
Former President Festus Mogae wanted details of the shareholding dispute between Choppies Enterprises and Choppies Zimbabwe owned by former Zimbabwe Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko away from the public eyes.
Suspended Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) parliamentary candidate for Mogoditshane, Tshepang Mabaila’s heart was in a thousand pieces this week when he resigned from the party to contests as an independent candidate.
Botswana belongs to elephants, Batswana just live in it. That is the view of thousands of Batswana rural folks who have to pay with blood sweat and tears against these pachyderms which are eating them out of house and home.
As an HR consultant who hires candidates on behalf of companies, Jowitt Mbongwe knows more about the job-readiness of university graduates than most.
A controversial opposition politician was reportedly handed a war chest of P12 million to execute what became a successful intelligence operation to destabilise the opposition alliance.
Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko has yet again left party supporters with more questions than answers as he offered no immediate solution to the coalition’s long standing problems with the Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD).
Botswana’s herbivores are among the biggest losers following the hunting ban that was imposed by the former President Khama administration – researchers have pointed out.
HIV positive pregnant Batswana women who enroll on the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) programme face a difficult choice: to skip the programme and risk infecting their babies with the HIV virus; take a dolutegravir based ARV regime and risk having a baby with birth defects involving the brain, spine and spinal cord or take an efavirenz based ARV regime and risk exposing thei
It is a business model that is certainly not creating value in the larger scheme of things but problem conduct has created bountiful but unsustainable business opportunities for some enterprising people.
Botswana government is now convinced that a decision to buy P100 million luxury jet was a pretext to extend to Khama benefits that are not due to him and not provided in law.