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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.

20 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

20 Nov 2018

During a period of time (2006) that Vice President Ian Khama was supposed to be making problems vanish in the blink of an eye, Tjako Mpulubusi found himself among people making a beeline to his private office at the Office of the President.

20 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Khoemacau Copper Mining, a subsidiary of Cupric Canyon Capital, stands accused of overlooking local companies for the awarding of a P100 Million Camp Management Services contract.

18 Nov 2018

There are fears that the huge amounts of sewage waste that spilled into the Chobe River this past week will result in untold damages to the fragile ecosystem especially the large aquatic life in and around the river habitat.

Also of concern is the potential for diarrhoea outbreak given that people still use the river as a source of drinking water and also of food.

18 Nov 2018

By Mpho Keleboge

Former Cabinet Minister and veteran politician Daniel Kwelagobe has accused Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko of fuelling and causing instability within the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP).

18 Nov 2018

The Chief Justice Terence Rannowane has lamented on the backlog of cases that are continuing to retard the dispensation of justice. Giving a key note address during the Judicial Stakeholder’s Conference held in Francistown on Monday he said they are concerned by the existence of a huge backlog of pending criminal and civil cases particularly at the Magistrate Courts.

18 Nov 2018

By Arnold Letsholo

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) has identified a candidate to challenge Alliance for Progressives candidate and incumbent Gabane/ Mankgodi constituency legislator in the upcoming 2019 General Elections.

18 Nov 2018

A company running a poultry related business, Ross Breeders Botswana has dismissed over 100 employees after they allegedly embarked on an unprotected industrial strike.

The massive dismissals were triggered by employees’ decision to petition management over what they termed promised bonuses by the management.

18 Nov 2018

By Khonani Ontebetse

Public Service unions have had to write a letter to the Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) demanding that they be furnished with a copy of conditions of service and salary review that was done by Malaysian consultants.

18 Nov 2018

The government has finally given a nod to the demand from the Judges to be provided with BMW luxurious cars as official transport. The revelation was made by the Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi during a Judicial Stakeholder Conference held in Francistown on Monday.

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