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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.

24 Feb 2019

The task team leading investigations into the nexus of corruption between political and business elites was last week divided over plans to raid former President Lt Gen Ian Khama.

24 Feb 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

FORMER President Lt Gen Ian Khama will be a speaker at a meeting called by Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi’s supporters in Serowe today (Sunday) to try and overturn last weekend’s decision by the Central Region to nominate President Masisi for the Botswana Democratic (BDP) Party presidency.

24 Feb 2019

Former director general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi’s close associate Teezzarh Seduke was detained last week after a joint team of law enforcers seized live ammunition and government trophy from his residence.

24 Feb 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on the ‘Review of the National Petroleum Fund (NPF)’ multi-million Pula looting scandal have called off investigations into the matter.

24 Feb 2019

With the report on the hunting ban having been presented to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, it is almost certain that communities in wildlife-rich areas could soon be doing roaring business.

24 Feb 2019

The University of Botswana’s alleged slipshod decision to hire a former council chairperson’s law firm is blamed on the institution’s ever ballooning legal fees. 

The University of Botswana (UB) is expected to cancel a legal service contract with law firm Collins & Newman which former university council chairperson, Parks Tafa, has had an interest.

24 Feb 2019

Botswana Gambling Authority has not sweetened the pot for its executive staff and board members whose travel imprest is believed to be the lowest among Botswana’s parastatals.

24 Feb 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

Khama’s vested interest in tourism, enjoying the trappings that come with it, has created a lucrative business conduit in photographic safari for a cartel of friends who still benefit disproportionately to the detriment of the community at large even in his retirement.

24 Feb 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & KABELO SEITSHIRO

Botswana has reacted angrily to a decision by the European Union (EU) to include it in a draft list of jurisdictions that pose a high risk of money laundering insisting it should be removed from the list. 

21 Feb 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Former President Ian Khama’s fortress in the tourism industry, which disproportionately benefits few of his friends to the detriment of the community at large, is being dismantled every step of the way.

17 Feb 2019

Law enforcement agencies launched five simultaneous search and seizer raids in different parts of Gaborone Friday morning as part of a campaign to break the nexus of corruption between political and business elites and to stem the channeling of illicit money flows.

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