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22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president Ian Khama is likely to face disciplinary action should the Sefhare-Ramokgonami Branch raise complaints against his recent decision to ‘endorse’ Umbrella for Democratic Party (UDC) candidate for the area.

22 Apr 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & KABELO SEITSHIRO

A string of angry emails and vitriolic secret letters show how senior government officials and the liquidator as well as the High Court are fighting over millions of Pula spent on the care and maintenance operations of BCL mine.

22 Apr 2019

While the government has put multiple strategies to control the HIV/Aids epidemic, the high rate of new infections among the youth continues to wreck havoc.

According to the 2016 Botswana HIV and Aids estimates, 65 percent of adolescents and young people are newly infected with HIV each week, a majority of these being girls.

22 Apr 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) national spokesperson, Dithapelo Keorapetse, berated and hurled insults at the Sunday Standard when asked about the apparent storm brewing in the Ramotswa constituency.

22 Apr 2019

Government is developing a national migration profile (NMF) to deal with migration management and service provision to access required data for appropriate intervention.

This was confirmed by Kagiso Pelopedi, Officer In Charge, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Botswana Country Office, in an interview with the Sunday Standard.

15 Apr 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama, his family members and close associates have been warned that President Mokgweetsi Masisi may prosecute them after the October 2019 general elections.

15 Apr 2019

Bridgette Motsepe Radebe’s lawyers, Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs Inc has confirmed that Mmakau Mining has paid an undisclosed amount to Avante Security in Gaborone, but is disputing the amount stated by the Sunday Standard.

15 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Millions have slipped through the fingers of ex and serving soldiers’ welfare fund and “the who done it” question lingers.

Investigations are ongoing to establish the whereabouts of millions of Pula that disappeared from the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) Welfare Trust Fund.

15 Apr 2019

BY MOSIDI MOKAEYA

About 3000 girls living in Botswana have been married off to older men, or are currently co-habiting - a frightening figure for a population of just over 2 million inhabitants.

An anti-child marriage campaign by the United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) has revealed that at least 2997 girls are victims.

15 Apr 2019

BY MPHO KELEBOGE

In a dramatic twist of events before the Broadhurst Magistrate Court, Isaac Kgosi’s lawyer Thabiso Tafila has warned the State that his client does not need a passport to cross the border.

The issue of the passport arose after the state argued that Kgosi’s travel documents should be handed to the police as part of his bail conditions.

15 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Poor service delivery by Air Botswana (AB) has been attributed to the national airliner’s failure to undertake the necessary preparations before acquiring its new fleet. The corporation has been making news for all the wrong reasons lately with constant delays causing extreme inconveniences to business and other travelers.

15 Apr 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

Opposition Members of Parliament last week fumed over a private function at the State House where President Mokgweetsi Masisi was the host for the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) aspiring legislators.

The event which was held last month was not only attended by the Parliamentary candidates but also some current BDP MPs.

15 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The saying ‘a leopard never changes its spots’ must carry a lot of weight for Selebi Phikwe West Member of Parliament Dithapelo Keorapetse if his stance on asset management company Kgori Capital is anything to go by.

15 Apr 2019

Former President Lieutenant General Dr. Seretse Khama Ian Khama is still regarded as the torch bearer of Botswana’s national Vision 2036 by virtue of him having been appointed to that role by Cabinet.

Through a Presidential Directive Cab 31 (A) of 2017 Khama is expected to continue in that role until a contrary decision is pronounced by Cabinet.

15 Apr 2019

BY ARNOLD LETSHOLO

As Botswana prepares to domesticate the Nagoya Protocol, researchers have been urged to accept local community input and control of the research process.

12 Apr 2019

A former Botswana Defence Force (BDF) commando has been linked to the killing of South African businessman and Bakang Seretse’s former business associate Vusi Mhlanzi.

Mhlanzi was gunned down in Sandton, South Africa in 2017 by a hitman. 

12 Apr 2019

By Thobo Motlhoka

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Mokgweetsi Masisi has promised the party faithful that he will ‘return’ the BDP to its glory days.

12 Apr 2019

By Joseph Balise

By consent of both parties, the long legal tussle in which Botswana Congress Party (BCP) challenged the use of electronic voting machines has been finally withdrawn.

This follows the repeal of the Act providing for the use of the electronic gadgets.

12 Apr 2019

By Basadi Morokotso

Participants at a four-day Physco Social Support training for hostel support staff at various boarding primary schools in the Okavango Sub district have been urged to be extra patient when dealing with vulnerable children..

Majority of these children admitted at the primary boarding schools are Basarwa.

12 Apr 2019

KANG: In setting the tone for the National Council, the ruling party President Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi said that they should always bear at heart that they constitute the government, whose primary agenda is the social responsibility to its people.

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