Saturday, January 23, 2021

Headlines

“Butterfly” spoils Botswana’s FATF money laundering de-listing pitch

Botswana’s failure to list Wilhelmina Maswabi, former Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi and former President Lt Gen Ian...

Masisi goes against his voters to help youths

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has gone out on a limb to support Botswana youths – the latest Afrobarometer survey has revealed. Afrobarometer surveyed 18 African countries...

Botswana records 23 COVID-19 deaths in a week

Botswana’s COVID-19 situation is getting deadlier by the day. Following a super spreading festive season, the country has now recorded at least three deaths...

UK bans travel from Botswana amid Covid-19 strain

Botswana has been listed among the countries that have been placed under a travel ban by its former colonizer, the United Kingdom to protect...

Botswana is regional dirty money laundromat – FIA study

A study by the Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) suggests Botswana is being used as a transit point for money laundering and possible terrorism financing. The...

Saleshando in secret talks with BDP leadership

Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) vice-president Dumelang Saleshando is running a parallel campaign to negotiate easier payment terms for UDC elections petitions legal bill.  Information...

UNESCO reads Botswana the riot act

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called Botswana out following government’s controversial decision to award an oil drilling license in...

Proportion of undernourished in Botswana plateaued out since 2000

In 2015, the United Nations (UN) set the goal to eradicate hunger and malnutrition and to ensure nutritious food for all (Sustainable Development Goal...

The year Masisi wore a face mask instead of an oxygen mask

If anything has become patently clear, it is that we can’t rely on psephological research to predict who will win an election. Ahead of...

DISS mandated to protect (not assassinate) former presidents – DISS

There is a context in which those in intelligence services use the term “chatter” and last Sunday, a source alerted former president, Ian Khama,...