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20 May 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

The Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) President Mokgweetsi Masisi has granted Member of Parliament for Lerala/Maunatlala Prince Maele a stay of execution following the decision of the party’s Disciplinary Committee to suspend him for a year.

20 May 2019

Botswana wakes up to an imminent national security threat and the country is not taking chances.

Government has, at the instance of President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi, started a process involving all leaders of strategic departments in government and organisations, to develop a National Security Strategy (NSS) in anticipation of any potential threat.

20 May 2019

Online and offline, there is still talk about a “Bangwato meeting” that was held at the Serowe showgrounds a fortnight ago. Oddly for a meeting that should have  discussed tribal affairs, the only agenda item was the factional rivalry within the Botswana Democratic Party and the language used was one that kgotla explicitly protocols forbid.

20 May 2019

The World Health Organization WHO) has motivated Botswana government to revisit her National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020, to align it with the latest Global Road Safety targets and other guidelines in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

20 May 2019

Acute Engineering which was contracted to fit and maintain Gaborone LED street lights was fraudulently paid up to P30 million by the Gaborone City Council - a technical audit has revealed.

13 May 2019

Confusion and intrigue surrounds an application by Botswana National Front (BNF) and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko’s application to the Companies and Intellectual Property Authority (CIPA) to be personally granted exclusive ownership of the UDC “presidential” brand.

13 May 2019

The Botswana National Front Veterans League has revealed that the party leadership has asked for funding from former president Lt Gen Ian Khama.

13 May 2019

The leader of Botswana Movement for Democracy, Sidney Pilane has said he will move swiftly to stop ongoing attempts by the leader of Umbrella for Democratic Change, Duma Boko to patent either in full or in part the UDC logo to himself.

13 May 2019

Lack of humility is hurting the compassion of our nurses.

The President of the Botswana Nurses Union (BONU) Obonolo Rahube has expressed concern over the continuing violence and verbal abuse of nurses by members of the public in the workplace

13 May 2019

The Vice President Slumber Tsogwane has been sucked into a fierce battle between the Ministry of Tertiary Education andInternational Aviation Solutions (IAS) over sponsorships for students.

The government has already pulled the plug on the IAS by refusing to sponsor students enrolled with the IAS.

13 May 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Following decades of dominating business tenders at the Botswana Defense Force (BDF) Seleka Springs is reportedly beginning to feel the pinch now that Ian Khama is no longer at the helm.

13 May 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

If the latest annual report of the office of the Auditor General is anything to go by, then a referral hospital in the northern part of the country - Nyangabwe Hospital should be the last option for any patient looking for decent medical attention.

13 May 2019

Researchers will this June start working with First Nations in Botswana in to draw on their traditional Indigenous knowledge about climate science. This comes after the release of the Global Sustainability report which highlighted that Botswana’s climate in 2019 is likely to be disastrous and even surpass the 2015/2016 El Nino.

13 May 2019

BY VICTOR BAATWENG

The department of Clinical Services had no option but to furnish the office of the Auditor General with a list of expired drugs that the department is still keeping at the Central Medical Stores (CMS).

13 May 2019

China wrote-off Botswana’s debt in a bid to improve deteriorating diplomatic relations between Gaborone and Beijing, a report by United States researchers has suggested.

13 May 2019

BY CALISTUS BOSALETSWE

There are fears that animal right organisations and western countries are armed to the teeth to oppose Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe’s intention to sell ivory.

08 May 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama has announced that he wishes to resign from the ruling Botswana Democratic Party and in the same breath stopped short of endorsing Umbrella for Democratic Change president, Duma Boko.

08 May 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama has resigned as Vision 2036 champion because his position as Tourism Ambassador has been suspended.

08 May 2019

A war of words has erupted between Botswana and Kenya over control of the increasing number of the elephant population within the former’s boundaries, documents seen by the Sunday Standard show.

08 May 2019

The Botswana Federation of Public, Private and Parastatal Sector Unions (BOFEPUSU) Acting President, Olebile Molamu has accused President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi of selectively fighting corruption.

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