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Motswana heads regional water body for first time in history

For the first time ever, the Orange-Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM) is headed by a Motswana. ORASECOM is responsible for managing the waters of the transboundary...

Govt concedes Basarwa relocation from CKGR was blunder

The government has for the first time conceded that the decision to relocate Basarwa from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) was a policy...

Botswana chickens out of withdrawing from CITES

Botswana has climbed down on its threats to withdraw from the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). This is contained in the government...

Kwape shuts door to migrant processing deal

The United Kingdom’s broad pursuit to include Botswana as another top selection for a potential migrant deal has encountered a stumbling block after Botswana’s...

Masisi unveils bold vision for tourism sector development

Maun: President Mokgweetsi Masisi has outlined an ambitious roadmap to propel Botswana's tourism industry to greater heights, catalyzing economic growth and job creation across...

Health warning shows powerlessness of drug-busting agency against Cat use

In a quite unusual turn of events, a law enforcement agency has issued a drug-use warning without legal consequences. Last week, Justice Godfrey Nthomiwa at...

Judge Kebonang accuses PWC of breaching confidentiality rules

Gaborone High Court Judge Zein Kebonang has accused PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) of breaching confidentiality rules in their legal battle with Ottapathu Ramachandran and Ismail Farouk....

Govt rejected Constitutional Presidential Commission Review Proposals

A Government White paper seen by Sunday Standard details how the Government rejected a number of proposals by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Review...

Botswana, SAMIM receive lacklustre appraisal from SIGLA Expert

When president Mokgweetsi Masisi bid farewell to 296 Botswana Defence Force (BDF) troops at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport in 2021, there was...

COVID-19 was also bad news for Botswana’s rhino population

The many ways in which Covid was bad news for Botswana is common knowledge; less common would be knowledge of how the epidemic was...