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10 Jun 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Magistrate Masilo Mathaka of the Broadhurst Magistrates Court is not amused by State prosecutors’ failure to present a coherent case in the National Petroleum fund saga.

10 Jun 2019

Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Peter Magosi will not declassify documents that informed his decision to declare China Jiangsu International Botswana a national security threat.  

10 Jun 2019

BY ORATILE OTSETSWE

The struggle for reproductive rights and choices is ongoing as Botswana grapples with challenges in the provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services to its citizens.

10 Jun 2019

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is closing in on a number of companies among them those owned by businessmen and brothers Tshepo and Kegone Sebina.

It has however emerged that a secret memo on the investigation was leaked to members of the public among them the Sebina brothers.

10 Jun 2019

President Mokgweetsi Masisi late Friday admitted that the government made a mistake by amending the Former Presidents Benefits Act. 

Fielding questions from journalists upon his arrival from his official trip in the United States of America, Masisi apologized to the nation for wrongly amending the Act in question to please Khama.

10 Jun 2019

Whilst the rates of alcohol consumption have remained relatively stable over the past decade in Botswana, the National Alcohol Household Poll states that alcohol-related harm has increased and that 80 per cent of adults consume alcohol with men more likely to drink than women.

07 Jun 2019

The recent shake up within the South African State Security Agency has scuttled plans by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama and his chief sponsor Bridgette Motsepe Radebe to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

07 Jun 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama, former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi and Specially Elected Member of Parliament Mephato Reatile are spearheading a scheme to bust the Botswana government visa restrictions imposed against South African businesswoman Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe.

07 Jun 2019


The tension between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and De Beers group has reached a near boiling point with the recent firing of the government diamond valuator.

07 Jun 2019

China threatened to severe diplomatic ties with Botswana over Gaborone’s decision to allow Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama into the country back in 2017.
This was revealed by Permanent Secretary to the President Carter Morupisi when addressing the media in Gaborone on Friday.

07 Jun 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former President Ian Khama has been painted as a petulant crybaby who throws toys out of his cot every time things do not go his way.

07 Jun 2019

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to win the 2019 General Elections however an outright majority may elude him – a United Kingdom (UK) based research company has revealed.

According to the report by Fitch Solutions titled “Weaker Mining and Construction Prospects Weighing On Botswana's Growth” investors will be closely watching the outcome of the October 2019 general elections.

07 Jun 2019


THOBO MOTLHOKA
In contrast to former Minister Patrick Ralotsia’s comments the government through the Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food Security approved the production of cannabis by Fresh Standards Pty LTD in September 2018, it has immerged.

07 Jun 2019

Batswana are losing over P20 000 per person to well organised impostors selling fake visas to Canada and United States of America (USA) and offering non-existent jobs to Batswana job-seekers, an international agency that processes travel documents, warned this week.

07 Jun 2019

Thousands of professional Batswana workers and expatriates working in South Africa have expressed concern that the country’s new job critical skills list might result in most of them leaving the country as they wouldn’t be eligible to qualify for visas.

07 Jun 2019


The President of the Business Botswana Gobusamang Keebine says that there is need to collectively prioritize industrialization for Francistown to revive its ailing economy.

07 Jun 2019

Francistown public health facilities are faced with a dire shortage of doctors.
 
The second city has a meager number of 11 doctors and this has led to a doctor patient ratio of 1: 9000 which is way beyond the ratio of 1: 600 recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
 

26 May 2019

BY EDGAR TSIMANE

Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe and South Africa’s National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) President Joseph Montisetsi are among a group of influential South African wheeler-dealers believed to be backing former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s bid to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

26 May 2019

Botswana Defence Force (BDF) and Intelligence officers are constantly on high alert amid fears that President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s life may be in danger.

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