News

20 Sep 2015

One Botswana judge has confessed to being indebted and loyal to President Lt Gen Ian Khama while another has confessed to being prone to influence by mob psychology “which often results in poor decision making.”

 

This emerged in confidential letters addressed to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) this week as Botswana’s judicial crisis lurches through a comedy of errors.

20 Jul 2015

Minister of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila last week defended the decision of BCL management to sideline local contractors and award a multi million Pula tender for refurbishment of the mine smelter to controversial South African mechanical and electrical engineering firm, Kentz SA.

15 Oct 2018

Former Minister of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Sadique Kebonang received curious payments from the embattled Capital Management Botswana (CMB).

15 Oct 2018

A series of nocturnal meetings and heated disagreements among some in the leadership of the University of Botswana management and the University Council ended up with one of them saying a false reason should be concocted to stop conferring a doctorate degree on President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

15 Oct 2018

Millions of public funds allocated for the BOT50 Independence celebrations through the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESC) remain unaccounted for, giving credence to the wave of corruption accusations levelled against the Ministry in the build up to the 2016 celebrations.

15 Oct 2018

The taxpayer never incurred any extra cost when Presidents Sir Ketumile Masire and Festus Mogae were flown home in state aircraft.

15 Oct 2018

African airlines’ go-it-alone approach to aviation business is making it extremely difficult for them to compete against major international airlines like British Airways.

15 Oct 2018

A welcome development that Gaborone Bonnington South MP, Ndaba Gaolathe, said would benefit Botswana’s travel and tourism hugely is finally coming about.

15 Oct 2018

The controversial planned P 17 million investment by the embattled Capital Management Botswana (CMB) into Yarona Media Holdings has bombed into a legal dispute that is currently before the courts.

Yarona Media Holding is the parent company that owns Yarona FM, Horizon Advertising and the Echo newspaper.

15 Oct 2018

While Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’s Mpho Balopi was quoted recently saying Lt Gen Ian Khama is not bigger than the party the Secretary General this week refused to be drawn into discussing possible disciplinary action against the former president.

15 Oct 2018

Another attempt to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi through a motion of no-confidence is said to be in the works.

07 Oct 2018

Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) inner circle has received intelligence that suspended party parliamentary candidate for Mogoditshane, Tshepang Mabaila drove Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) President Duma Boko to Mosu for a meeting with former President Ian Khama.