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02 Jul 2018

Yet a growing number of established business elites have enrolled their names as candidates for the ruling party’s oncoming primary election season.

In Lobatse, Thapelo Matsheka will be taking on the incumbent Member of Parliament, Sadique Kebonang.

02 Jul 2018

The timing of Botswana security agencies’ decision to procure anti riot gadgets a year ahead of the contentious electronic voting machines (EVMs) 2019 General Elections has raised eyebrows.

02 Jul 2018

Minister of Defense, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi has said members of the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) are not permitted to air their grievances or concerns outside the formal BDF structures.

The BDF members, the Minister said, cannot extend their work related grievances even to their local Member of Parliament (MP) as has been the norm for fellow public service workers.

02 Jul 2018

The government shall not under any circumstances grant the Leader of Opposition (LOO) an exclusive opportunity to have their response to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) or Budget Speech broadcast live.

02 Jul 2018

Just a few weeks before leaving office former Botswana president Lieutenant General Ian Khama slammed US President Donald Trump for the latter’s decision to lift the ban on elephant trophy hunting. 

02 Jul 2018

The Attorney General has taken a stick-and-carrot approach with the Spanish Defence company that is demanding more than P90 million over a fraud scandal.

The Attorney General has proposed an arbitration to resolve the issue and that should the Spanish company insist on continuing with its court case, the High Court should throw them out.

02 Jul 2018

Government has climbed down from its decision to block the use of low dose x-ray, Scannex machines at Debswana mines.

The Department of Environmental Affairs has backed out of what promised to be a fierce legal battle with Debswana and secretly authorized the diamond mining giant last week to install Scannex machines at its mines.

02 Jul 2018

In an ironic twist of events, the losing Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) candidate in last month’s bye-election, Jonathan Sethono, has become an asset that the party can’t put to full productive use.

02 Jul 2018

Hundreds of thousands of families in Gaborone and across the country are feared to be drinking water contaminated by raw sewage as government tries to hide information about a ‘catastrophic’ rupture that has hits Botswana’s water system

29 Jun 2018

Some Botswana Defence Force (BDF) officers allegedly set up bogus travel agencies to swindle the army of millions of Pula as allegations of corruption in the military escalate this week.

29 Jun 2018

The Botswana National Front (BNF) primary election in Tlokweng turned ugly during the weekend as supporters of different contenders accused each other of cheating.

29 Jun 2018

Botswana National Front (BNF) hopefuls in the Gaborone South constituency have agreed that primary elections which were scheduled for this past weekend be postponed to July 7th to deal with infighting inside the party.

The party is divided over which candidate should represent the party in the constituency.

29 Jun 2018

Minister of Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration Nonofo Molefhi has said that the government is considering having a permanent office for the First Lady.

 Currently the first lady does not have a salary and allowance and only relies on donations to carry out her charity and ceremonial activities.

29 Jun 2018

Botswana government has reiterated its stance that refugees at Dukwi Refugees Camp should return to their countries of origin.

Currently Botswana hosts a total of 2135 recognized refugees from African countries such as Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, Somalia and Zimbabwe.

29 Jun 2018

The return of the former Directorate of Intelligent Service Director Isaac Kgosi as former President Ian Khama’s private secretary has been dismissed by the Office of the President.

But speculation heightened this week when Kgosi was part of Khama’s entourage at Camphill Health & Wellness Centre on Monday where Khama Lady Trust held ab event in Otse.

29 Jun 2018

Ovaherero/Ovambanderu and Nama tribes living in Botswana and Namibia have ratcheted the antennae in their quest to have Germany deliver on its promises to pay reparations as they agreed to fight as a united force.

29 Jun 2018

Police in Broadhurst are investigating a case in which a middle-aged man suspected to be a drug addict  murdered his mother over money.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned before the magistrate court sometime this week.

The 64 year old Tonota woman was allegedly murdered by her 28 year old son believed to be a drug addict on Sunday evening at Broadhurst location.

29 Jun 2018

The sitting of the North West District Council (NWDC) on Monday had to be adjourned following a heated debate by councilors who are against Deputy Council Secretary (Technical Services) Obed Mudongo assuming the position of Acting Council Secretary.

25 Jun 2018

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama’s hunting ban was one of the first things on President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s crosshairs, Sunday Standard investigations have revealed.

25 Jun 2018

Botswana Energy Regulatory Authority (BERA) operations have been paralyzed by a boardroom brawl as “corrupt” board members allegedly pursue vendetta against executive management for reporting them to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) for corruption.

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