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08 May 2019

By Mmapula Molapong

Beijing: The Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the second Belt and Road Forum last Friday in the capital Beijing under the theme “Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future.”

About 37 heads of states attended the forum with over 5,000 participants from more than 150 countries.  

30 Apr 2019

Two of South Africa’s military industrial and mining complex wheeler-dealers are directors in Avante Security Services Botswana, the company suspected of helping Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe to launder money for Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s presidential campaign.

30 Apr 2019

The Lobatse High Court has ordered Kgori Capital and its Directors to reimburse government more than P10 million that it earned unlawfully from the National Petroleum Fund (NPF).

30 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

A frustrated former State and Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Ian Khama is expected to address a Kgotla meeting in his home village of Serowe next weekend where he is expected to announce his next step in politics.

30 Apr 2019

Even before the Gaborone High Court hands down judgement in the Umbrella for Democratic Change versus Botswana Movement for Democracy case, there is already additional worry among some in the former opposition collective.

30 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The axing of Members of Parliament Samson Moyo Guma (Tati East) and Lerala-Maunatlala’s Prince Maele by the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has fuelled speculation of formation of a new party by the party’s New Jerusalem faction, led by former President Ian Khama.

30 Apr 2019

The President of Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Duma Boko has warned the Chief Executive Officer of Choppies Group, Ramachandaran Ottapathu  to pay his employees decent salaries or face deportation  when UDC assumes power after the upcoming 2019 elections.

30 Apr 2019

The United States Government is keeping tabs on the National Petroleum Fund (NPF) money laundering case and has revealed widespread approval for the dismissal of former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Isaac Kgosi.

30 Apr 2019

When he barnstormed across the country to garner support for a consultative process to repeal Sections 77, 78 and 79, President Festus Mogae also felt the need to explain that Botswana didn’t discriminate between its citizens. Exhibit 1 in service of the latter was himself: the constitution didn’t recognise Batalaote but he, a Motalaote, was president.

30 Apr 2019

Teenage childbearing across Botswana is reported to be associated with increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes on children, fresh data from a report entitled “Botswana’s Children in brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being 2018" shows.

30 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

30 Apr 2019

At least 220 000 young adolescents and young women in Botswana are HIV positive, the latest UNAID report has revealed.

The report ranked Botswana ranked 7th in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) in the numbers of HIV positive adolescent females and young women.

30 Apr 2019

Community based organizations involved in the implementation of the national response on HIV interventions have expressed concern that the recent withdrawal of funding for community testing and counseling by the United States President’s Emergency Programme for Aids Relief (PEPFAR) will disrupt community access to treatment.

30 Apr 2019

Botswana has jumped 4 places in the annual press freedom index by the France-based press freedom-advocacy organisation, Reporters Without Borders RSF. In the 2019 index released Thursday, Botswana is ranked 44 out of 180 countries with a score of 25.09 points, up from 48 in 2018.

30 Apr 2019

Against what the Liquor Act states in explicit terms, a notorious senior political figure at the Gaborone City Council is said to have given permission to an elite nightclub at the iTowers in the new CBD permission to operate outside normal trading hours.

30 Apr 2019

It is a song whose presence on Radio Botswana playlist has been linked to the mood of the man holding the most executive power.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

South African mining entrepreneur Bridget Motsepe-Radebe could find herself banned from entering Botswana if the government finds enough evidence to tie her to recent attempts to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

22 Apr 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama is on a campaign to flip Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) strongholds in the Central District in favour of the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) – a strategy recommended by political consultants commissioned by his South African sponsors.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reached out to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, assuring his Botswana counterpart of his administration’s commitment to maintaining cordial relations between the two governments.

22 Apr 2019

You would have had to be at the dinner table of a Democratic Republic of Congo warlord whose troops had been accused of cannibalism to hear an uninhibited former Botswana president express heartfelt views about how generous employers should be to employees.

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