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20 Aug 2018

Botswana’s first study on the causal relationship between e-money penetration and household consumption has found that more use of auto-teller machines (ATMs) and electronic funds transfer at points of sale (EFTPOS) will spur economic growth – as it has elsewhere in the world.

20 Aug 2018

In order to demonstrate its commitment to improving the lives of people living with disabilities Botswana should ratify and domesticate the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities .Over two decades since its adoption, the National Policy on Care for People with Disabilities (NPCPD) has failed to achieve its desired policy outcomes, let alone meet its objective of improving the liv

20 Aug 2018

Candidate-subjects seeking to unseat the Minister of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism and future Bangwato kgosikgolo, Tshekedi Khama, as Serowe North West MP are said to have  a pretty good chance of not only doing that but making history as well.

20 Aug 2018

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime is accused of playing dirty to get a court order to seize properties belonging businessman Bakang Seretse and his co accused.

Seretse, Kenneth Kerekang and Botho Leburu are currently facing money laundering charges.

12 Aug 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has become the target of a smear campaign as his efforts to clean up the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) runs into a vicious counter-offensive.

12 Aug 2018

“Alarming findings on freedom of speech” in Botswana by an Afrobarometer study has revealed for the first time the extent to which former President Lt Gen Ian Khama has steered the once shining example of democracy towards a dictatorship.

12 Aug 2018

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) may be the biggest loser under the new broadcasting law which seeks to level the political playing field and insulate Botswana elections from meddling by foreign powers.

12 Aug 2018

In fairness to him, the Leader of the Opposition, Duma Boko, has made it very clear that he doesn’t condone violence but don’t expect him to start using “gender-based violence” any time soon.

Speaking in parliament last year, Boko trashed the idea of “gender-based violence” and challenged ministers – or anyone else for that matter, to prove otherwise.

12 Aug 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected to reverse a decision by former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s administration to use electronic voting machines during the 2019 General elections. Sources close to the Office of the President have revealed that Masisi has indicated that he was uncomfortable with the use of EVMs because Batswana have not been adequately consulted.

12 Aug 2018

More than 400 Hyundai Motor Distributors Botswana (HMDB) employees who found themselves jobless after the company closed down in 1999 are still running from pillar to post chasing their severance benefits.

12 Aug 2018

It is not exactly the sort of news that unemployed university graduates – and everybody else without a job for that matter – would like to hear but a study by Africa’s number one think tank says that a firm with no employees is 3.9 percentage points more likely to succeed than a firm that has employees.

12 Aug 2018

Botswana’s justice system is subverting the will of the people and underpinning authoritarian presidency, a recent study by Afrobarometer has revealed.

10 Aug 2018

Hackers have compelled the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) to indefinitely suspend primary elections.

Elections were due to be held on Saturday.

The Telegraph can confirm that prior to cancelling the elections, the BDP had engaged a South African firm of IT experts to come and evaluate both the security and integrity of the party’s systems.

10 Aug 2018

As a sign of the deteriorating situation inside the Botswana Democratic Party, Member of Parliament for Serowe North West Tshekedi Khama has taken the party to court.

Tshekedi who is also a minister responsible for wildlife, tourism and environmental affairs wants one of his opponents in the primaries, Moemedi Dijeng disqualified.

10 Aug 2018

The Member of Parliament for Bobonong Shaw Kgathi has dismissed claims by former President Ian Khama that he snubbed the launch of the Francisco Kgoboko Trust Foundation in Mabolwe, Bobonong on Monday morning.

10 Aug 2018

The raging battle for the control of multi-million government special funds has taken a new twist with the Gambling Authority seeking legal opinions against the government in a fight for access to a multi-million-Pula levy fund, The Telegraph has established.

10 Aug 2018

Okavango Research Institute (ORI) of the University of Botswana has received a sponsorship amounting to P2.5 million from the European Union to undertake an extensive community development research on the promotion of sustainable livelihoods in transfrontier conservation areas.

10 Aug 2018

Botswana National Front (BNF)’s prominent legislator Abraham Kesupile lost at the weekend in the ongoing primary elections that are held across the country. 

10 Aug 2018

The Botswana Defense Force (BDF) has been accused of covering up following a horrific incident in which a male primary school teacher was mauled by a lion and sustained serious injuries.

The Botswana Police Service (BPS) and Botswana Teachers Union (BTU) have expressed shock that they have not yet been informed about the incident.

10 Aug 2018

A 27 year old man of Botshabelo ward in Maun who is a key suspect in the murder of a 22 year old woman is expected to appear before court today (Tuesday) charged with murder. The woman who was a police volunteer based in Maun, had reportedly gone missing since 27th July and had never been seen until her badly decomposed body was discovered on Saturday morning by a herd boy.

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