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02 Sep 2019

Botswana is poised to forcefully repatriate more than 700 refugees residing at the Dukwi refugee camp following a Court of Appeal decision that it is safe for them to return to Namibia.

In early August the refugees lost an appeal in which the government of Botswana seeks to forcefully repatriate them back to their country.

02 Sep 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officers last week warned politicians that anyone who failed to account for their campaign expenses would be barred from sitting in Parliament or Councils.

02 Sep 2019

Having earlier tried to weasel out of an unusually sticky situation, the Mochudi police station finds itself having to allow a Deputy Sheriff acting on behalf of an aggrieved party to peruse its records.

27 Aug 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s South African sponsor Bridgette Motsepe Radebe faces expulsion from South Africa’s apex business association, the Black Business Council (BBC) following her attempt to oust Botswana’s president Mokgweetsi Masisi.

27 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTHOKA

The case in which a local company is suing the Ministry of Minerals for P24 million in relation to a cancelled burrow pit license subsequently awarded to a company with links to former Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) boss Isaac Kgosi is set to be heard next week.

27 Aug 2019

The “Made in Botswana” Choppies supermarket chain is already suffering the ravages of a bitter boardroom brawl with some of its operations in Africa tottering on the brink of collapse.

The suspension of CEO Ramachandran Ottappathu (Ram) is reverberating throughout the business circles in Africa casting a shadow over the future of Choppies Enterprise Ltd.

27 Aug 2019

BY JOSEPH BALISE

Following a protracted battle over terminal benefits pay out, the Botswana Tourism Organization (BTO) and its former marketing executive manager Jillian Blackbeard have settled out of court.

27 Aug 2019

His name may not have been on the ballot at the first national elective congress of the Botswana Patriotic Front but former president Ian Khama gets to attend the party’s Central Committee meetings.

This revelation has been made by the party’s spokesperson, Justice Motlhabani, in response to a direct question fromSunday Standard.

27 Aug 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Gaborone High Court has granted former Director of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi some breathing space in relation to the P9 million Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) bill.

27 Aug 2019

By Arnold Letsholo

The erstwhile conservative Catholic Church here in Botswana appears to have taken the first step to move with the times to join the rest of the world over the vexing issue of homosexuality.

27 Aug 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

Batswana living alongside wildlife face a double whammy of unprecedented drought and escalating human wildlife conflict – the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) has warned.

27 Aug 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

About 3000 Botswana school girls are impregnated by “sugar daddies” every year, a research by the Ministry of Basic Education (MoBE) in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO) has revealed.

27 Aug 2019

Litigants and accused persons can now present secret audio recordings in court as evidence, following a ground breaking decision last week by Francistown High Court Judge Lot Moroka.

These relate where there is sufficient proof that the recording has not been tempered with in any manner.

27 Aug 2019

Botswana last week suffered a major blow after she lost a spirited battle against the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) to resume international sales on ivory stockpiles.

27 Aug 2019

The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision of the High Court that the Public Procurement Disposal Board was correct when it withdrew a tender that had been awarded to China Jiangsu International Botswana against rival Zhengtai Group.

19 Aug 2019

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has reopened corruptions investigations against the Khama family business, Seleka Springs.

DCEC Director General Joseph Mathambo confirmed this week that they had reopened investigations against Seleka Springs because it has emerged that the investigations were stopped unduly because of external influence.

19 Aug 2019

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up documents suggesting that former President Lt Gen Ian Khama relationship with the newly formed Botswana Patriotic Front (BPF) and the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) is part of a grand strategy to block more than ten corruption investigations against him and his brothers.

19 Aug 2019

Former President Ian Khama has instructed his lawyers to order the Republic of Botswana to disclose the number and purpose of procured military aircraft for his own benefit.

According to a letter dated 24 September 2018 Khama requested use of aircraft and boat transport on a monthly basis to travel to Shakawe and twice a month to the farms.

19 Aug 2019

A South African billionaire who is a leading financier of the Umbrella for Democratic Change is said to have switched sides and has told his inner circle that he would like Dumelang Saleshando to challenge for the UDC presidency.

According to results of his own assessments, Saleshando would be “more electable.”

Saleshando is currently UDC vice president.

19 Aug 2019

Suspended Choppies boss Ramachandran (Ram) Ottappathu was this week upbeat that he will bounce back and take Choppies beyond its former glory.

This was after the much hyped forensic audit report released by the Choppies Enterprises board last Wednesday failed to find any conclusive links against him on allegations of money laundering, personal gains and material benefits.

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