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27 Sep 2018

The widely publicized and emotional case in which a woman was accused of killing her boyfriend’s son that was before Magistrate court has been committed to the High Court.

According to the leading investigator in the case, Superitendent Sergeant Marapo, their investigations have long been concluded.

27 Sep 2018

Human Rights Advisor at Stepping Stones International (SSI) Chirwa Mahloko has called on political parties to show their commitment towards the implementation of children’s rights.

This, he said, should be reflected in their manifestos as the nation readies itself for the 2019 general elections.

24 Sep 2018

Former President Ian Khama has developed cold feet over his decision to sue President Mokgweetsi Masisi following the latter’s refusal to grant him permission to appoint former spy boss Isaac Kgosi as his Private Secretary.

24 Sep 2018

The case in which Russian nickel giant Norilsk Nickel is suing the Botswana Government to recover US$270 million (Approximately P2.7 billion) veered off into a new row as liquidator Nigel Dixon-Warren is now suing South Africa’s Mineral Resources Minister and Department of Mines Acting Director General David Msiza.

24 Sep 2018

Controversial social media journalist, Daniel Kenosi has broken the golden rule of journalism and sold out his source to embattled Managing Director of the Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) Tabake Kobedi who is fighting back against allegations on social media that he had a sexual relationship with a minor.

23 Sep 2018

Houston, Texas (USA):The ambiance was just right for the occasion to celebrate Africa’s best model in combating AIDS, the same resilience that is now being replicated to fight and win the war against cancer and associated blood diseases.

23 Sep 2018

In the ongoing chess game between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor, Lieutenant General Ian Khama, it is being whispered that some of 2019 parliamentary candidates who have been associated with the latter, actually secretly support the former.

23 Sep 2018

By giving Elephants Without Borders (EWB) P600 000 to nurse three baby elephants which die and come to life in a controversial all-purpose picture, the government helped the NGO contradict a conservation doctrine it subscribes to.

23 Sep 2018

The Lobatse High Court on Wednesday placed the Capital Management Botswana under final liquidation following a protracted legal battle with the Non-Bank Financial Institutions Regulatory Authority (NBFIRA).

23 Sep 2018

Botswana Government has once again reiterated its position that their invitation to a wildlife and environmental expert Mike Chase to come forward and show the carcasses of 87 elephants he is said to have seen still stands.

23 Sep 2018

Citizen minority shareholders in the Botswana Stock Exchange listed Sechaba Brewery Holdings which is a holding company for Kgalagadi Breweries Limited have expressed anxiety that a South African company is planning to stage a stealth takeover of the company without according other shareholders, especially citizens and Botswana based pension funds an opportunity to also purchase or increase the

17 Sep 2018

Former President Ian Khama’s nephew tried to sell the BCL Mine diamond licence a few months after government decided to close the loss making copper and Nickel mine.

Sunday Standard investigations have turned up an SMS message from Ian Khama’s nephew (name withheld) to a colleague in the industry asking him for help to find a buyer for the BCL diamond mining licence.

17 Sep 2018

A Cabinet Minister and senior government officials have been implicated in the suspected misappropriation of P600 million that was allocated by Parliament for the e-government project.

Cabinet was a few weeks ago notified by officials that all the money that has been allocated to the e-Government project cannot be accounted for, Sunday Standard has been informed.

17 Sep 2018

As President Mokgweetsi Masisi prepares to leave for New York where he will make his maiden speech to the General Assembly as substantive Head of State, there are fears within Government that he will be met by hostile online pressure group demonstrators posing as conservationists.

17 Sep 2018

In addition to being an NGO, there is another label that can fit Elephants Without Borders very well – “selective outrage machine.”

Judging by content on its Facebook wall, it is evident that EWB monitors both domestic and international media for stories on wildlife, especially elephants. The thoroughness of the media monitoring shows that it was both consistent and systematic.

17 Sep 2018

The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has yet to resolve the disputed Boteti East Bulela Ditswe primary elections. Counting for the elections was halted following irregularities in the ballot papers for two of the constituency’s nine wards. The incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency Setlhomo Lelatisitswe was leading the count by almost 200 from the counted seven wards.

17 Sep 2018

Priceless indigenous knowledge in the sole possession of the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France shows that the disastrous consequences of the hunting ban that former President Ian Khama imposed on the basis of what some allege was self-serving pseudo-science are more numerous than previously thought.

17 Sep 2018

The head of Directorate of Intelligence Services, Peter Magosi has taken a decision that his department will have no use for the luxurious PC-24 jet that his predecessor, Isaac Kgosi had ordered.

The jet which is due to arrive in Botswana soon has cost Government over P100 million.

It is currently in Switzerland where it has been emblazoned with the colours of Botswana.

17 Sep 2018

The Directorate of Intelligence Services has traced the existence of a rogue and parallel arm operating illegal eavesdropping  activities on the public to infrastructure owned by Macom – the country’s leading mobile and telecommunications operator.

There is however no evidence to suggest that Mascom is involved at an official level.

17 Sep 2018

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee has raised concern that a decision by the government of Kuwait to provide security and pay rentals and salaries for Botswana envoys in Kuwait City may compromise Botswana’s security.

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