Monday, September 20, 2021

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Covid-19 starves 36 000 Batswana

About 36 000 people are estimated to be food insecure in the April 2021-March 2022 period, marginally higher than the level in 2020/21 as...

Botswana, Namibia proclaim truce

There are fears that a fragile border truce between Botswana and Namibia, which came into effect last Friday, may not solve the continued border...

BDP’s senior Balopi defends Moatlhodi, Mokgethi

A Botswana Democratic Party elder has defended embattled cabinet Minister Annah Mokgethi and Deputy Speaker Pono Moatlhodi against growing calls to be suspended. Mokgethi faces...

Health Ministry/Task Force war claims thousands of lives

Sunday Standard investigation has traced the origin of Botswana’s Covid-19 deadly third wave that killed more than 1000 citizens to the marathon war between the Covid-19...

Botswana’s bottom 50 percent own only 8.1 percent of national wealth

The good news is that the income and wealth share of the top 10 percent in Botswana has been steadily declining over the years....

Business Botswana turns against government

Botswana’s private sector organisation which is functioning as a Chamber of Commerce, Business Botswana, has resolved to stop treating government as a partner and start treating it as an adversary. “Our...

Scores of Batswana face hunger in pandemic despite bumper crop

Batswana farmers this year had the largest crop in five years and some of the best grazing pastures, however pockets of fellow citizens facing...

Marsland, Okaile walk free

The State suffered another legal setback in a space of a week when it lost another case of money laundering. On Monday, accused persons in...

Namibia patrols Chobe River border with Botswana

The diplomatic tensions between Botswana and Namibia took a new twist last week with the latter deploying navy patrolling boats in what is seen...

Kebonang’s disciplinary pronouncements divide opinion

The decision by Justice Zein Kebonang to make recommendations for disciplinary action against those involved in the Welheminah ‘Butterfly’ Maswabi case has divided public...