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22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

South African mining entrepreneur Bridget Motsepe-Radebe could find herself banned from entering Botswana if the government finds enough evidence to tie her to recent attempts to topple President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

22 Apr 2019

Former President Lt Gen Ian Khama is on a campaign to flip Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) strongholds in the Central District in favour of the opposition Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) – a strategy recommended by political consultants commissioned by his South African sponsors.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has reached out to President Mokgweetsi Masisi, assuring his Botswana counterpart of his administration’s commitment to maintaining cordial relations between the two governments.

22 Apr 2019

You would have had to be at the dinner table of a Democratic Republic of Congo warlord whose troops had been accused of cannibalism to hear an uninhibited former Botswana president express heartfelt views about how generous employers should be to employees.

22 Apr 2019

BY THOBO MOTLHOKA

Former Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) president Ian Khama is likely to face disciplinary action should the Sefhare-Ramokgonami Branch raise complaints against his recent decision to ‘endorse’ Umbrella for Democratic Party (UDC) candidate for the area.

22 Apr 2019

BY KHONANI ONTEBETSE & KABELO SEITSHIRO

A string of angry emails and vitriolic secret letters show how senior government officials and the liquidator as well as the High Court are fighting over millions of Pula spent on the care and maintenance operations of BCL mine.

22 Apr 2019

While the government has put multiple strategies to control the HIV/Aids epidemic, the high rate of new infections among the youth continues to wreck havoc.

According to the 2016 Botswana HIV and Aids estimates, 65 percent of adolescents and young people are newly infected with HIV each week, a majority of these being girls.

22 Apr 2019

BY PATIENCE RADISOENG

The Botswana Congress Party (BCP) national spokesperson, Dithapelo Keorapetse, berated and hurled insults at the Sunday Standard when asked about the apparent storm brewing in the Ramotswa constituency.

22 Apr 2019

Government is developing a national migration profile (NMF) to deal with migration management and service provision to access required data for appropriate intervention.

This was confirmed by Kagiso Pelopedi, Officer In Charge, International Organization of Migration (IOM), Botswana Country Office, in an interview with the Sunday Standard.

22 Apr 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

The Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) is undecided on which model to use to sell the mult-imillion Pula polished diamond named ‘The Okavango Blue’ discovered at the Debswana Diamond Company Orapa mine last year.

22 Apr 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

Botswana’s is only part of three countries in Africa that have been placed in the stable category in the Fund For Peace’s 2019 Fragile States Index, according to the report released last week.

22 Apr 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The South African financial services behemoth, Liberty Holdings Limited, will be disposing of its asset management subsidiary in Botswana as part of the group’s wide exit of operations.

22 Apr 2019

BY BONNIE MODIAKGOTLA

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expects Botswana’s growth to surpass the average Sub Saharan pace, with the diamond rich country expected to grow also in 2020.

22 Apr 2019

BY KABELO SEITSHIRO

Upon his arrival from his Qatar visit last week, where he courted business to invest in Botswana, President Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi has said his administration is ready to emerge from being grey listed in France.

22 Apr 2019

BY PORTIA NKANI

The Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance and Public Administration, Nonofo Molefi has revealed that the development of three clusters has already taken off to help with the much needed sophistication of businesses.

22 Apr 2019

BY DUNCAN KGANGKENNA

The Botswana Football Association (BFA) is alleged to be among continental football bodies that have received and disbursed alleged bribes from the continental football body CAF.

Of recent, allegations have cropped up that CAF president Ahmad Ahmad had paid bribes to African football presidents to buy loyalty.

22 Apr 2019

BY BOTLHALE KOOTHUPILE

Like the fabled ‘razor sharp sword’ held by a single strand of horsehair over the head of a feasting Damocles, so is the relegation axe over Mochudi Centre Chiefs.

22 Apr 2019

BY ANITA RANNOBA

While many Batswana graduates hold on to dear life after completion of tertiary education standing on the edge to receive that life transforming calling ‘You have been hired’, two native Batswana men took a different route.

22 Apr 2019

BY PATIENCE LEPHOGOLE

Unlike any other sport in the country, local boxing has a rich tradition of winning medals at the commonwealth Games.

Of the 12 medals won by Botswana ever since participating in the Commonwealth Games, six (6) have come from boxing, five (5) from athletics with Lawn Bowls completing the list with one medal won.

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