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11 Nov 2018

Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General Isaac Kgosi’s brother and the army’s intelligence high command were redeployed last week in a major shake-up of the Botswana Defence Force.

11 Nov 2018

By Khonani Ontebetse

Powerful tourism interests are mobilizing to subvert President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s ongoing consultations to review the hunting ban imposed by his predecessor Lt gen Ian Khama.

Cabinet resolved earlier this year to go on a two months nationwide consultation to review the ban on hunting, notably of elephants.

11 Nov 2018

Hardly a week after Botswana Energy and Regulatory Authority CEO Rose Seretse complained to the National Assembly that Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies Samson Guma Moyo used his office to pursue vendetta against her, another parastatal CEO has come forward with a similar complaint.

11 Nov 2018

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s path from the army barracks to the political freedom square was smoothed by bending and breaking rules to accommodate his love for flying.

11 Nov 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is in a position that one of his envoys found himself in in 1998.

11 Nov 2018

By Thobo Motlhoka

11 Nov 2018

He stood at 1.75 metres tall and was a strong character whose demeanour could be mistaken for arrogance.

11 Nov 2018

If your name starts with a K and you have a Dr. title, are a big-shot politician from Serowe and happen to disagree with the sitting president over a couple of issues, then there is pretty good chance that one or two paragraphs in the state-of-the-nation address (SONA) will be wholly dedicated to you.

09 Nov 2018

By Duncan Kgangkenna

Former President Ian Khama’s blue eyed boy Tshepang Mabaila has said that he is willing to broker a peace deal between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor.

09 Nov 2018

The Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Kagiso Molatlhegi has shied away from commenting on criticism that he and Speaker of the National Assembly Gladys Kokorwe have not been impartial when presiding over parliamentary proceedings.

09 Nov 2018

By Basadi Morokotso

Alliance for Progressives (AP) Vice President Wynter Mmolotsi says voters in Maun West are faced with a mammoth task of coming up with a visionary leader who will help challenge government into seeing residents as hundred percent Batswana who deserve to be valued and treated with respect.

09 Nov 2018

By Reuben Pitse

Police are investigating a Chinese national who was alleged to have been found in possession of cash amounting to more than P4 million stashed in his motor vehicle.

09 Nov 2018

By Mosidi Mokaeya

Mochudi village has been described by human rights activists as a haven for defilement and rape of young girls.

The community in areas around Mochudi has expressed concern about growing cases involving child sexual abuse as the perpetrators roam free and in most cases commit the same offences.

09 Nov 2018

By Khonani Ontebetse

High Court Judge Tebogo Tau has dismissed an application in which top public officers had taken the Ministry of Local Government and the Director of Public Service Management (DPSM) to court over non-implementation of a directive intended to close gaps in the public service pay structure.

09 Nov 2018

By Khonani Ontebetse

05 Nov 2018

In a curious turn of events, Vice Chairperson of troubled Choppies Enterprises Farouk Ismail, Gaborone High Court Judge Zein Kebonang and businessman Moitsheki 'Checks' Lekalake went to Zimbabwe last week to meet the Mphoko family behind the back of other Choppies Directors.

04 Nov 2018

BY REUBEN PITSE & KHONANI ONTEBETSE

Samson Guma Moyo is facing investigations for allegedly abusing his power as Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Bodies to pursue vendetta against former Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) Director General Rose Seretse.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture (MYESC) has climbed down from their decision to get rid of one of former president Ian Khama’s populist programmes. The Ministry released a statement last week that they were suspending Khama’s programmes, citing budgetary constraints.

04 Nov 2018

On a purely objective basis, there is nothing that Ian Khama achieved in the decade that he was Botswana president between 2008 and 2018.

04 Nov 2018

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
 
Lawyers in the power tussle case involving the International Pentecostal Holiness Church (IPHC) have submitted an application with the Registrar of the High Court calling for increased security at the high profile case scheduled for tomorrow (Monday, November 5) at Gaborone High Court.

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