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11 Mar 2019

Scores of nurses and possibly other medical professionals at Princess Marina hospital are at the centre of investigations following mysterious disappearance of a habit forming drug – pethidine - in large quantities.

The hospital is said to be running short of the medication due to theft.

11 Mar 2019

Officially, the Executive Committee of the Gaborone City Council took a decision to reserve a minimum of 30 percent of its outdoor advertising space to “verified marginalised groups.” Resultantly, three companies - Master Carpentry & Joinery, Jun Bud Holdings and Goleba Out Door – were the only ones that benefitted from that special dispensation from the entirety of individual entities with

11 Mar 2019

The case in which creditors of liquidated Capital Management Botswana (CMB) are demanding compensation has branched off into a new twist.

Its former directors are now fighting with attorney for the CMB liquidator Peter Collins over who will receive about P20 million expected from one of its debtors.

11 Mar 2019

A final report by former statutory manager of Capital Management Botswana (CMB) Peter Collins marked ‘confidential’ details how the company’s directors Rapula Okaile and Tim Marsland siphoned millions of Pula from pensioners’ money to finance their personal assets.

11 Mar 2019

BY EDGAR TSIMANE

With an earthquake monitoring station capable of detecting nuclear explosions occurring as far as North Korea in place, scientists are now planning Botswana’s first seismological centre.

11 Mar 2019

If you want to reach for easy, mentally-untaxing answers, it is very easy to appreciate President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s anti-corruption crusade in terms of a scores-settling campaign. The facts reveal something else.

11 Mar 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

Chairman of Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Botswana Mboki Chilisa has said the level of freedom in any society is an indicator of the health of its press and democracy.

05 Mar 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

Preliminary investigations into the nexus of corruption between business and political elites suggests that billions of pula worth of contracts were steered to construction companies with links to former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Isaac kgosi and his political associates.

05 Mar 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DISS), Brigadier Peter Magosi, has allayed any security fears following President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s announcement that the Presidential Jet failed to start.

05 Mar 2019

The Botswana Government is worried that negative reports around the lifting of the hunting ban may harm Botswana’s tourism.

This comes after Director of Elephants Without Boarders Dr Mike Chase and Director of Great Plains Dereck Joubert issued statements warning of “dozens of poached elephants” and disparaging “Botswana’s Blood Law” respectively. 

05 Mar 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has fended off negative publicity surrounding Botswana’s conservation policy arguing that contrary to popular belief there has never been a protracted ban on hunting.

05 Mar 2019

The Gaborone North MP, Haskins Nkaigwa, who retraced his steps to the Umbrella for Democratic Change on Thursday is claiming that while it talks a really good game, the Alliance for Progressives is actually playing a bad one.

“The party portrays itself as having a good value system but some of its members don’t live up to those values,” the MP says.

05 Mar 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Any Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) politician who finds themselves facing corruption charges is on their own. This was said by President Mokgweetsi Masisi when addressing the media on Friday, March 1st. The President said he had never nor would ever attempt to prevent anybody from being investigated for corruption.

05 Mar 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama left very little to the imagination when he described a Botswana Defence Force (BDF) decision not to invite him to the Fallen Heroes Commemoration as “unusual.”

05 Mar 2019

A protracted David and Goliath legal battle be fought at the High Court when Debswana Diamond Mining Company appeals a ruling of the Francistown Land Tribunal in favour of Moshe Phologolo - a farmer in the Boteti Constituency.

05 Mar 2019

Controversial Director of Elephants Without Borders Dr Mike Chase claims there are people out there threatening to kill him.

He alleges to have received death threats stemming from allegations he peddled in the international media to the effect that elephant poaching in Botswana was spiralling out of control.

05 Mar 2019

The Ministry of Health and Wellness (MoHW)  has asked  for technical support from WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and CDC to review data processes and assist the country in determining the best modalities for data quality improvement and priority actions for the country to progress toward the path to elimination.

05 Mar 2019

Courtesy of police overzealousness, two young men almost died when two Seabelo Express buses collided along the A1 Highway in a freak fatal accident last month.

24 Feb 2019

Investigators auditing the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) inventory have uncovered information detailing how Isaac Kgosi hijacked the spy agency’s offshore front company which currently has a bank balance of more than half a billion Pula.

24 Feb 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama has made peace overtures to his predecessor Mokgweetsi Masisi, but the window of opportunity for a truce seemed to be closing fast this week as Khama went back on the offensive.

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