A report by Modley, a global leader in network and endpoint security, has confirmed earlier findings that Botswana is the cyber crime capital of Africa. While earlier reports by Check Point ranked Botswana as the most-attacked country in its list of 117 at-risk nations, a recent report by Modley also lists Botswana among African countries most hit by cyber attacks in 2018.
When the accused persons appear for a next hearing at the Gaborone Magistrate Courts, they will find standing next to them a new man on the dock as Isaac Kgosi, the former head of the DIS (Directorate of Intelligence Services) has been added to the list of accused.
Former President Ian Khama curious recruitment of retired soldiers and young orphaned boys from the SOS Children’s Village has security officials and child welfare officers anxious.
Botswana Police Service and Child Welfare officers are understood to be investigating the former president’s bizarre employment of young boys from the Tlokweng orphanage.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
The list of disciplinary cases continues to grow with some senior members of the ruling party finding themselves in a precarious situation.
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Mokgweetsi Masisi continues with his efforts to maintain order and tighten his grip on the party leadership.
The integrity of the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime and its top leadership has fallen under intense scrutiny after a search at Isaac Kgosi’s house discovered in his possession a docket of the National Petroleum Fund scandal.
BY THOBO MOTLHOKA
The office of the Clerk of the National Assembly this past week evicted the family of slain Kgatleng East Member of Parliament Isaac ‘Fokon Bastard’ Davids from the Parliamentary Flats.
A Maun-based non-governmental organisation has joined conservationists supporting President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi in his precarious balancing act to protect human life and conserve wildlife.
The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) is investigating alleged maladministration and corruption practices at BR Properties – a subsidiary of Botswana Railways (BR).
The corruption busting agency is also probing mysterious circumstances surrounding the appointment of the BR Properties managing director (MD) Utllwanag Golebanye.
A costly blunder in the highly secretive sales agreement between De Beers and Botswana Government has opened a revenue rort pathway which enables the mining giant to rob Botswana out of billions of Pula annually – Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.
The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) and government are at loggerheads over the long standing electricity bills that have reportedly accumulated into hundreds of millions.
The BPC is threatening to pull the plugs from its shareholder’s offices throughout the country if government continues to default on payment.
There is frustration over Gaborone’s refusal to heed Pretoria’s invitation to the negotiating table over imports of fruit and vegetables by hawkers.
By Calistus Bosaletswe
The Serowe Administrative Authority is embroiled in yet another controversy.
The Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Frans Van Der Weisthuizen, has rescinded the removal of the chairman of the Serowe Administration Authority (SAA) and reinstated him.
An obsolete law frowned upon by sexual minorities, repealed by the colonial master Britain yet gaily enforced by the statutes of Botswana is being put to a test.
The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is reluctant to discipline former President Ian Khama along with other party renegades who allegedly convened an ‘illegal’ meeting in Serowe against party rules and regulations. There are fears that action against Khama would play into his hands and cast him as a victim, thereby winning him sympathy.
By Arnold Letsholo
Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is advocating for the 30 percent quota for women representation for political positions.
This came to light when a BCP candidate, Kgalalelo Mokolare addressed a political rally in Gabane this past weekend.
The same thing she said applies to the opposition coalition- UDC.
By Mosidi Mokaeya
AMaun based tourist operator Kenson Kgaga of Botswana Guides Association has spoken out about racism in the Okavango Delta.
He said the issue is now becoming a human rights disaster with racism as the root cause.
Former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security Segakweng Tsiane has left the public service.
Rather predictably, she has come out to allay fears that she might have been pushed saying her decision to leave the public service was on voluntary basis as she has reached the mandatory retirement age.
By Mmapula Molapong
By Basadi Morokotso
By Arnold Letsholo
Moses Moreri, an official in the Ministry of Transport and Communication has said his ministry is ready for educational transformation.
The evidence lies with internet connection of more than 300 laboratories country-wide. More than 700 primary schools he said have also been connected country-wide.