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Kwelagobe says Masisi still on right path

Until June 29, 2017, “marakanelo a ditsela” (which means a crossroads) was just another Setswana saying. On that day, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) stalwart and former...

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A worthy legacy awaits Masisi if he restores Botswana’s glory on the international stage

A few years ago I had an encounter with a senior American diplomat who was at the time based at the United States embassy...

The dilemma of opposition leaders: to oppose for the sake of it or not?

Knives were recently out for the Leader of the Opposition, Honorable Saleshando who is also the Vice President of the Umbrella for Democratic Change...

The Resurgence of Armed Robberies in Botswana

Armed robberies occur daily in this country and yet they are not publicised by the media because of their insignificance. Anyone in this country...

Botswana faces mounting challenges

Botswana faces persistent challenges of inequality, unemployment and poverty. These challenges have overtime been worsened by sustained low levels of investment and growth. The...

Justice Motlhabi’s alleged judicial misconduct akin to that of confirmed Justice Hlophe’s

When all else fails, the judiciary becomes the next and final point of call where disputes of whatever nature are resolved. As expected, this...

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President Masisi over the weekend met BDP youth. He was accompanied by national chairman Slumber Tsogwane, Banks Kentse and Lotty Manyepedza. Secretary General Mpho Balopi was NOT INCLUDED. ... See MoreSee Less
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A leaked communication between Chief of Staff and a minister has underscored general unhappiness among ministers over a decision to withdraw cars and drivers from them ... See MoreSee Less
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MORE ARRESTED IN ALLEGED EDUCATION CORRUPTION PROBEAt least three engineers from the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) and four others from the Ministry of Education have been arrested by the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) over a P130 million maintenance project.The seven officers together with a senior official from the Ministry are assisting the agency with investigations. It is understood that the matter in question is linked to the recent arrest of Permanent Secretary Bridget John. ... See MoreSee Less
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President Mokgweetsi Masisi’s fate as state president is all but sealed: unless he applies a long-standing African standard in terms of which the incumbent doesn’t lose, COVID-19 will make him a one-term president. However, Masisi being a one-term president and the Botswana Democratic Party rule coming to an end in 2024 are two separate issues.READ MORE AT: www.sundaystandard.info/sebetela-could-replace-masisi-as-bdp-president-ahead-of-2024-elections/ ... See MoreSee Less
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