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27 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Following his criticism earlier this year of the government’s “collusion” to send him to the Sbrana Psychiatric Hospital in Lobatse, and perhaps sensing a second attempt on his freedom, Maun West Member of Parliament Kgosi Tawana Moremi this week made inquiries about conditions at the hospital.

27 Nov 2018

Only 12 months since it was established, The Receiver, a department under the Ministry of Defense, Justice and Security tasked with tailing proceeds of crime has  already seized close to a quarter of a billion Pula in proceeds of crime.

23 Nov 2018

Botswana is suffering a double whammy of a difficult presidential transition and questionable political stability as the country is torn between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Lt Gen Dr Ian Khama – it emerged in an exclusive interview with the president last week.

23 Nov 2018

Government’s failure to provide an oversight role to the Botswana Meat Commission (BMC) and the Commission’s monopoly on cattle and beef export nearly collapsed the industry, a report by audit firm KPMG has revealed.

The report also found that compliance cost to the stringent European Union (EU) accreditation standards is a threat to the survival of the beef and cattle industry.

23 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Member of Parliament for Tati East Samson Moyo Guma has called on the international community to sit back and allow Batswana to manage elephants and wildlife the way they know best, and rather focus their energy on their own domestic issues.

23 Nov 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) has withdrawn its agents who were deployed at the Attorney General Chambers (AGs), government departments and some high profile individuals’ residences.

23 Nov 2018

Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) elective general congress slated for December in Kasane hangs in the balance as some members of National Executive Committee who were suspended by union President Masego Motshegwa are set to take her and the union to court.

23 Nov 2018

The Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has raised fears over weak interventions in fighting money laundering and other crimes.

23 Nov 2018

Vice President of the Alliance for Progressives (AP) Wynter Mmolotsi has said that the ongoing feud between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and former President Ian Khama is a result of the laws that were amended in Parliament.

He cited the decision by Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to vote in favour of the amendment of the President Pensions Act to suit Khama’s personal needs.

23 Nov 2018

By Basadi Morokotso

A contingent of close to five hundred soldiers from SADC countries converged in Maun this past week to embark on a SADC military health services exercise which aims to offer combat medical support services and humanitarian assistance to local communities.

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi opened up for the first time last week about his differences with his predecessor Lt Gen Ian Khama and how this has harmed the country, the government and the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi revealed this week how he intervened and rein in Minister Shaw Kgathi from hitting back at former President Lt Gen Ian Khama for attacking him.

Kgathi who is Bobirwa Member of Parliament recently lost Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) primary elections for the constituency following the attack by Khama.

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has allayed fears that he may have lost control of the country following running fights with his predecessor Lt Gen Ian Khama and assured the nation that he is “confidently and competently” in charge of country, party and government.

He also said notwithstanding the hiccups occasioned by differences with his predecessor, he remained resolutely determined.

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi stopped short this week of confirming that the difficult transition from his predecessor may be caused by his decision not to appoint Tshekedi Khama as his vice president.

20 Nov 2018

Botswana Meat Commission (BMC)’s monopoly on beef exports may have fleeced farmers millions of Pula through price-fixing and other illegal activities, a confidential report by KPMG suggests.

The report by the audit firm which was commissioned by the Ministry of Agriculture also details how BMC’s business practices have done more harm to famers than good.  

20 Nov 2018

The Independent Electoral Commission’s spokesperson, Osupile Maroba, says that the Commission has shut down the office that was to oversee electronic voting during the 2019 general election.

20 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The old adage “you learn some new everyday” must have rang true for Gaborone North Member of Parliament Haskins Nkaigwa on Monday, November 12 when  he learnt ,for the first time it seems, that the speed limit for Gaborone’s Western Bypass is in fact 60 km per hour.

20 Nov 2018

It is no secret that at the time of his death, former President Sir Ketumile Masire was very unhappy about what Botswana had become under President Lieutenant General Ian Khama. That was the context in which a ruling-party stalwart, Daniel Kwelagobe, expressed desperate need for the country to “go back to the crossroads” from where it could reorient its path forward.

20 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi offered four times to resign as vice president but on all occasions former president declined his offers.

In a tell all interview, Masisi told the Sunday Standard that in addition to his offers to resign, there have been separate numerous attempts to remove him from his previous position of vice president.

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