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27 Aug 2018

This week President Mokgweetsi Masisi will travel to China, there to meet with one of the world’s most powerful men – the Chinese President, Xi Jinping.

The visit is nothing short of a steep climb.

Just less than year ago, China and Botswana were involved in an ugly diplomatic spat.

27 Aug 2018

Former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services Director General, Isaac Kgosi will be brought to court in two weeks and charged with several counts of corruption and embezzlement, in a case that is expected to open a can of worms.

27 Aug 2018

Member of Parliament for Serowe West Tshekedi Khama is likely to be suspended or expelled from the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) following his loss at the Lobatse High Court on Friday. Tshekedi had taken the party to court accusing the BDP of failing to take appropriate action against one of his opponents in yesterday’s Bulela Ditswe primary elections, Moemedi Dijeng.

27 Aug 2018

Basarwa of Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) have petitioned President Mokgweetsi Masisi urging him to lift pre-entry visa restrictions on their United Kingdom based lawyer Advocate Gordon Bennett.

27 Aug 2018

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has continued to emphasize his administration’s efforts to break away from the no nonsense foreign policy approach employed by his now estranged predecessor, Ian Khama.

27 Aug 2018

While it ranks last, Botswana is still considered one of the Top 10 performers in Africa in terms of infrastructure development.

27 Aug 2018

When they write about Africa, westerners have a tendency of happily crossing the rigid line between creative writing and stating facts. That is what Dr. Daniel Baxter, an American medical doctor who spent close to a decade in Botswana, appears to have done.

27 Aug 2018

The Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime had seized Former Minister of Minerals Sadique Kebonang and former Chief of Protocol Daphne Kadiwa’s vehicles as part of their investigations in to the P250 million National Petroleum Fund (NPF) money laundering case. Kebonang was implicated in the case and deposed an affidavit with the DCEC explaining his involvement.

27 Aug 2018

A fresh report by the Directorate of Accident Investigation (DAI) has accused the Civil Aviation Authority Botswana (CAAB) of sleeping on the job following an incident in which a student at International Aviation Solutions (IAS) Aviation Academy was involved in a fatal crash.

27 Aug 2018

The fight for the heart and soul of Botswana Public Employees Union (BOPEU) escalated to the Court of Appeal this week.

27 Aug 2018

This past week, the current minister responsible for Minerals, Eric Molale told a group of journalists in the capital Gaborone that the government is looking at, “re-opening Phikwe” but has no intentions to hold a stake in the new operation.

27 Aug 2018

A renowned commercial farmer based in South Africa Peter Quelly has said that a robust agriculture sector in Botswana could be the major job creator in Botswana.

27 Aug 2018

In a sign that Botswana is climbing down on its earlier official position not to accept soft loans from the Chinese Government, the government this week agreed to sign an agreement on free interest soft loans from the latter.

27 Aug 2018

Liquidity in the Botswana Stock Exchange is expected to improve in the not so distant future after the regulator approved the local bourse’s rules regulating market makers.

27 Aug 2018

South African Express Airway has announced that on the 27th August they will be resuming their operations on the Gaborone Johannesburg route after a two months interruption from Botswana’s airspace.

This follows a reinstatement of both airline’s Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and Aircraft Maintenance Organization (AMO) licenses by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

27 Aug 2018

Bijie, China - Presidential affairs Minister, Nonofo Molefhi, came to the conclusion that Botswana’s poverty reduction efforts have fallen short of their objective following his participation in the 2018 China-Africa Poverty reduction and development benchmarking exercise in Bijie, China.

27 Aug 2018

The Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) Fund is currently reinvigorating itself as it reels through a number of challenges that it went through over years.

As part of its efforts to revive itself, the Fund is said to have launched a fourth strategic plan known as “Kgogamasigo”.

27 Aug 2018

The Local Enterprise Authority (LEA) has continued with its effort to teach Batswana agricultural entrepreneurs to use modern-day, techniques that are commercially viable and can lead to national food sufficiency in horticultural products.

27 Aug 2018

The outgoing EU Ambassador to Botswana, Alexander Baum has advised Botswana to be more tactical in its dealings with fellow African states as well as the outside world.

Baum, who has been based in the capital Gaborone over the past four years, says it is important for Botswana to have credibility in the continent.

27 Aug 2018

There is a narrative that likens banks to a person who offers you an umbrella when you do not need but then takes it away from you when you really need. Lending money is one of the oldest revenue models for banks, but the old tradition has its own risks.

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