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29 Jan 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Efforts by the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) Council of Elders to strike a truce between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and his predecessor Ian Khama are still underway, Chairman of the council Patrick Balopi has said.

29 Jan 2019

Former President Festus Mogae’s alleged conflict of interest in Owens Cornings-the company that supplied pipes for the North-South Carrier Water Scheme has come back to haunt him.

29 Jan 2019

In his first 2019 media interview, former President Ian Khama repeated his accusation about the Botswana media not only being purveyors of “fake news” but also having “invented” it. The interview was with Argus Online.

29 Jan 2019

An officially confidential plan by the government to outsource fuelling services to the private sector has been leaked and according to good sources, is the reason why fuelling stations are mushrooming countrywide.

21 Jan 2019

Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services boss Isaac Kgosi’s threat to topple the government has given traction to ongoing investigations into an alleged Israeli sponsored attempt to coup President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

21 Jan 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama and Commissioner of Police Keabetswe Makgophe may be caught in the crossfire as the Botswana Unified Revenue Services (BURS) lifestyle audit on former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Isaac kgosi snowballs into a full scale search and seizure by the Botswana Police, DIS and Directorate on Corruption and Economic Cr

21 Jan 2019

The words shocked everybody who saw the video footage of the former Director General of the Directorate of Intelligence Services and Security, Colonel Isaac Kgosi, saying them as he was surrounded by law enforcement officers.

“I am telling you, I will topple the government,” Kgosi said as he was bundled into a waiting DISS car.

21 Jan 2019

If the first amendment of the law regulating bogosi (traditional leadership) is any guide, Botswana’s founding president, Sir Seretse Khama, didn’t want dikgosi to wear a second hat as politicians.

21 Jan 2019

Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac kgosi must have set his heart on a perfect hideout for his alleged ill-gotten gains when he hacked his way through kilometers of harsh and unforgiving terrain far out of the beaten track to put up a lavish farm.

21 Jan 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

The newly appointed Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Minister, Kitso Mokaila has vowed to clean up the Botswana Tourism Organisation(BTO).

The organisation has emerged as the biggest offender of corporate governance at the government enclave operating for years without a Chief Executive Officer and the executive board.

21 Jan 2019

Botswana’s Alliance for Progressives (AP) has welcomed the arrest of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) former Director General, Isaac Kgosi at the airport, upon his arrival from abroad with family on Tuesday night.

“As AP, on many occasions we have always expressed grave concern about the DIS under Kgosi,” AP told media.

21 Jan 2019

The incident in which gun shots were fired at three men outside the house of the Director General of Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Peter Magosi branched off into a new twist with fresh information showing that the suspects are minors allegedly aged between 15 and 17 years.

21 Jan 2019

People who never raised any objection about poor suspects being paraded on Btv are now up in arms over the public arrest of a Phakalane multi-millionaire who was himself in the habit of humiliating suspects. Among the aggrieved is a Member of Parliament who represents an urban constituency with a large population of low-income earners.

21 Jan 2019

By Kabelo Seitshiro

A muted shareholder tension is simmering between the Botswana government and De Beers over a P 2 billion super exceptional 41 carat blue diamond discovered at the Debswana Orapa Diamond Mine towards the end of 2018.

21 Jan 2019

By Thobo Motlhoka

After failing to unseat the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) from power in over 50 years there remains no hope in sight for the Botswana National Front (BNF) Justice Michael Mothobi has pronounced.

Delivering the diagnosis at the Gaborone High Court last week Mothobi said the BNF was dying a slow painful death.

21 Jan 2019

The United States of America (U.S) has thrown its weight behind critics who have accused the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as a toothless dog with no legal backing to enforce its decisions.

The U.S, which did not hide its disdain for the regional bloc, described SADC as a “notoriously bureaucratic and weak institution with few incentives to perform.”

18 Jan 2019

Botswana Government was this week bracing itself for a renewed round of negative publicity as well as likely international fallout from a consultancy Report by the controversial scientist Mike Chase who has recently submitted his elephant study in Botswana to Government.

18 Jan 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

Controversial Elephant Without Borders (EWB) is believed to have leaked a report on elephants counts to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) a week after the report was submitted to the government of Botswana.

18 Jan 2019

In a move seen as reversing some of former President Ian Khama’s policies, Botswana under the leadership President Mokgweetsi Masisi has climbed down on its earlier decision not to support the sales of ivory.

18 Jan 2019

By Calistus Bosaletswe

A move by government prohibiting Kalahari Bushmen to travel more than 40 km from their residential areas in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and other Wildlife Management Areas in Kgalagadi has sparked anger among residents. The bushmen accuse the government of restricting their movements.

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