Saturday, April 4, 2020

Headlines

‘New regime poaching elephants, calling it hunting’ – Khama

An online United States publication has provided former president, Ian Khama, with an opportunity to get back at President Mokgweetsi Masisi with...

Matsheka in no hurry to end financial aid to the wealthy

At a time that Botswana is increasingly finding itself short of money, the government continues to dole out scholarships to students from...

Air Botswana in P20m wage theft scandal

Cash strapped Air Botswana illegally shaved off more than P20 million from its workers’ salary back pays – court records suggest.

BDP slaps UDC with a P10 million bill of costs

The Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) Leadership have distanced themselves from the 2019 election petitions legal costs, citing lack of prior consultation.

Kgosi charged in NPF corruption scandal

Former Directorate of Intelligence Service (DIS) Director General Isaac Kgosi was last Thursday served with corruption charges arising from the National Petroleum Fund scandal. 

Ministry mum on minister’s inaction on warnings about safety lapses at BR

More than a month after Sunday Standard sought its comment, the Ministry of Transport and Communications has yet to respond to written questions about...

Botswana a Chinese and Russian Mafia haven – UK report

Botswana is in the forefront of international criminal activity of organisations such as the Russian Mafia and the Chinese Triads, a report by United Kingdom...

Namibia disowns Botswana over death penalty

A showdown could be looming between Gaborone and Windhoek at the next meeting of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) after the latter took a decision...

UN advised Botswana to lift hunting ban

The United Nations advised that the Government of Botswana lift the hunting ban to allow Basarwa to engage in hunting inside the Central Kalahari Game...

Translation in coronavirus, elections trial shows danger of neglecting Setswana

The extent to which the Administration of Justice (AoJ) is under-investing in consecutive translation services became starkly evident a fortnight ago when a High Court...