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Botswana: Appeal Judges to Retire At 80
[The Patriot] A protracted legal battle is in the offing after Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MPs on Friday morning unanimously passed the amendment of the Court of Appeal Bill, 2017 tabled by Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Shaw Kgathi on urgency. Parliament suspended all other (...)
[AllAfrica] 28/03/2017

Botswana, Ethiopia to sign Joint Ministerial Commission
Botswana and Ethiopia can learn a few economic lessons from each other, envoys representing the two countries have said. Giving separate interviews to Botswana Guardian in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Botswana’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mmamosadinyana Molefe and Ethiopia’s Ambassador to Botswana and (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

‘BoB lacks capacity to regulate banks’
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revealed that Bank of Botswana (BoB) is incapacitated to facilitate effective corrective actions or resolutions of banks. According to IMF the powers available to the local central bank are very limited, such that it faces severe impediments to the (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

Mayanga mfumo uleule
KOCHA Mkuu wa Taifa Stars, Salum Mayanga amesema katika mchezo wa kirafiki wa kesho dhidi ya Burundi atatumia mfumo ule ule aliotumia kuwaua Botswana wikiendi iliyopita.
[Mwananchi] 27/03/2017

Gaolathe resigns from Parliament Committee
Member of Parliament for Gaborone Bonnington South, Ndaba Gaolathe has resigned from the Parliamentary Committee on Finance and Estimates. Gaolathe has for long decried lack of capacity in the committee as a challenge. The MP said while he is satisfied that the Executive represented by the (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

Govt., Marubeni deadlocked
Botswana Guardian has reliably learnt that there is disagreement between Botswana Government and an Independent Power Producer (IPP) Marubeni Corporation who has been awarded a tender to build the multimillion pula Morupule B Units 5 and 6 power plants for an additional 300MW into the national (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

BDP finally acts on Ntuane reforms
Botswana Democratic Party’s (BDP) Secretary General Botsalo Ntuane faces the toughest test of his political life when the party decides on the’ reforms he presented to the party in 2015 Ntuane introduced the reforms during his campaign for the office in 2015 which he termed BDP Reform Agenda (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

EVM campaign stops over at BDP National Council
The Independent Electoral Commission(IEC) will make a presentation on Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) at Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) National Council which starts today (Friday). IEC has introduced EVMs to be used for the first time in the 2019 General Election. BDP Secretary General said (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

Domkrag extends submission deadline for excom elections
A stress Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) this week extended the deadline for members interested in contesting Central Committee elections to noon of today (Friday) for those who had still not expressed their interest in writing to the Secretariat. The names of those who have expressed interest (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

Letter from Abyssinia
I have a confession to make: while the whole of Botswana was transfixed by rapper, Kast’s torturous yet brave fundraising 1000km walk from Maun to Francistown I remained a disinterested observer. I was having a journey of mine. However, mine was a tumultuous emotional one, induced by an invite (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 27/03/2017

Botswana: Khama condemns mayhem in Nigeria’s Zaki Biam
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has conveyed condolence messages to Nigeria following the gunfire attack at the Zaki Biam, in northern Nigeria. Society
[Panapress] 27/03/2017

Khama blasts opposition parties while praising Thutlwe
President Ian Khama says Batswana should desist from protest votes given to the opposition as they might return to haunt them some day when it’s too late. When officially opening the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP)’ 55th National Council in Gaborone yesterday, Khama urged party loyalists to be (...)
[The Voice] 25/03/2017

Orange Letlhafula slated for May 6
The annual Orange Letlhafula will this year be celebrated on May 6th under the theme A Re Ipele Dijo, Mmino, Kapari, le Mowa Wa Setso”. In its 15th year running, the event which has since become a seminal date in the country’s entertainment calendar will be held at its traditional venue, Botswana (...)
[The Voice] 24/03/2017

Russian ballet thrills audience
This weekend, residents of Gaborone were wowed by a magical, mesmerising performance from the Royal Moscow Ballet. The elite group, which is made up of graduates from the best Russian choreography schools, were performing in the capital as part of their South African tour. The performance, (...)
[The Voice] 24/03/2017

Major Moves Comedy brings two nights of laughter
The 5th Annual edition of the International Heavyweight Comedy Festival (HICOFEST) will see local comedians sharing the stage with, Fredi Lilius from Finland. Held on the 5th of May at AVANI Gaborone Resort and Casino, the show promises fireworks as it will be held over two days to ensure (...)
[The Voice] 24/03/2017

Batswana urged to invest in property
Botswana Housing Corporation Chief Executive Officer Reginald Motswaiso has called on citizens to invest in home ownership. The BHC CEO said it is disheartening to see families struggling to provide a basic need like shelter for their kids. Motswaiso said most of his generation grew up in their (...)
[The Voice] 24/03/2017

Food self sufficiency attainable
Sefalana Group going into food production Gone are the days when Botswana was facing a bleak future of no food security. Sefalana Group is working to make local food production a sustainable and profitable sector in the local economy. The Group’s Board Chairperson, Dr Ponatshego Kedikilwe this (...)
[The Voice] 24/03/2017

My journey to sisterhood
A nun with a Karateka habit Many spend their lives searching for their purpose in life hence the fascination with Malebogo Gracious Robert who at the tender age of 25 years is certain of her path. Born and bred in Gaborone West, Robert has always known that she was born to commit her life to (...)
[The Voice] 24/03/2017

Botswana/Tanzania: Zebras Face Tanzania
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The senior national football team, the Zebras jetted off to Dar es Salam on March 23 for an international friendly match against their Tanzanian counterparts.
[AllAfrica] 24/03/2017

Zimbabwean pair found with 90 bags of mbanje in Botswana
Zimbabwean pair found with 90 bags of mbanje in Botswana
TWO men from Bulawayo have been arrested in Botswana for allegedly unlawfully possessing dagga which was in 90 bags.Botswana Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Commissioner Witness...
[Bulawayo24] 24/03/2017

Botswana: Ian Khama to Step Down Next Year
The Zambian Observer ~ Botswana’s President Ian Khama will step down next year, the media reported. The Southern Times newspaper Monday said President Khama, who also leads the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), will be replaced by his deputy President Mokgweetsi Masisi. Seretse Khama Ian (...)
[Zambian Observer] 23/03/2017

Solo B steps down as COSBOTS chair
GAZETTE REPORTER The Copyrights Society of Botswana (COSBOTS) Chairperson Solomon Monyame has stepped down from the royalties’ collection organisation. Monyame confirmed to The Botswana Gazette that he rescinded his position at the Extraordinary General (EOGM) meeting on Saturday called to (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

GIPS students threaten to boycott exams
They consider writing to DTEF to ask for tuition fee lift SESUPO RANTSIMAKO FRANCISTOWN: Students of the Gaborone Institute of Professional Studies (GIPS) Francistown campus have threatened to boycott upcoming examinations as a result of the ongoing fiasco surrounding accreditation of courses. (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

Nasha labels Khama regime the worst ever
• Cites Judicial crisis • Batswana refugees in SA • Privatisation of government entities BOAGO RAMAPHANE Former Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Margaret Nasha has ridiculed the Botswana Democratic Party led government under the leadership of President Ian Khama as the worst government (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

Will Coca Cola survive at KBL’
Odds are stacked against the Coca Cola Company Botswana as the hostile $107 billion takeover of SABMiller Brewers by the Belgian brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) threatens future operations and the market share of the non-alcoholic beverages company in the country since it could opt out (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

TD post attracts foreign applications
BONGANI MALUNGA The vacant Technical Director post at the Botswana Football Association has attracted a diverse influx of applications according to the association. Aspiring individuals from Europe, South America and various regions in Africa have submitted their applications in recent weeks (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

BPL/BFA sponsorship saga
BONGANI MALUNGa Reports have circulated that a power struggle has ensued between the Botswana Football Association and the Botswana Premier League board with regards to the renewal of sponsorship deals. The reports claim that the BFA’s top brass has taken a decision to hire companies to (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

Countries wary of security ahead of NYWC
• Several countries have expressed their concerns over the level of security • LOC aware of the concerns, and are working on it LETLHOGILE MPUANG A number of participating countries at this year’s Netball Youth World Cup (NYWC) which will be hosted in Botswana are said to have expressed concerns (...)
[Botswana Gazette] 23/03/2017

Zim immigrants tortured in Botswana
Zim immigrants tortured in Botswana
Zimbabwean security officials are seized with cases of alleged assaults and torture of Zimbabwean nationals who are illegally settled in neighbouring Botswana.The country's Western Region ...
[Bulawayo24] 22/03/2017

Botswana: Botswana sees opportunities in strengthened bilateral relations
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has announced intention to intensify its diplomatic relations as part of efforts to address the country’s development challenges. Politics
[Panapress] 22/03/2017

Botswana: ICT, transport sector budget continues to increase in Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) – Botswana has been challenged to consider increasing budget for road network and ICT development in the country, according to Kitso Mokaila, the Transport and Communication minister. Economy
[Panapress] 22/03/2017

Botswana: Ian Khama to Step Down Next Year
[East African] Botswana's President Ian Khama will step down next year, the media reported.
[AllAfrica] 22/03/2017

The 2017 UN World Happiness Report has declared Botswana as one of the most miserable countries in the world
The recent United Nations (UN) World Happiness Report (WHR) has labelled Botswana as one of the unhappiest places on earth. The report was released this week and features Botswana in position 142 out of 155 countries in the world. The WHR further places Botswana in position 34 out of 44 (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 21/03/2017

Botswana’s Ian Khama to step down next year
The president will be replaced by his deputy Mokgweetsi Masisi.
[East Africa News Post] 21/03/2017

Grace Watches As Zimbabwe Lose
First Lady Grace Mugabe watched her son play basketball yesterday and saw Zimbabwe going down to Mozambique in the qualifiers at the City Sports Centre yesterday. The two countries met over a two match series played on a home and away basis over the weekend after Botswana and Madagascar pulled (...)
[Zimbabwe News] 21/03/2017

EIH organises ‘Botswana Week’ in Abu Dhabi
The earmarked partnership between government of Botswana and potential BCL mine investor - Emirates Investment House (EIH) is beginning to bring dividends even before the two could sign the final agreement that will enable the transaction to be made. The latest from United Arab Emirates (UAE) (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 20/03/2017

Mistrust rocks UDC
The Opposition coalition deal remains on shaky grounds. The marriage between Botswana Congress Party (BCP)and Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) might have been declared done and sealed but the four opposition parties involved are not lying on the same bed. Botswana Movement for Democracy (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 20/03/2017

MPs disown Khama’s retirement Bill
Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) MPs have vowed to fight to the bitter end to have a Bill on their conditions of service tabled in Parliament before supporting the Presidential retirement package Bill. The MPs were scheduled to deliberate the MP conditions of service Bill during a BDP (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 20/03/2017

A season of acrimony threatens BDP’s hegemony
The ruling Botswana Democratic Party(BDP) has hitherto been associated with internal cohesion, peace and stability while the opposition was associated with instability emanating from incessant fights for party positions. In a paper written by Professors Batlang Seabo and Professor Zibani (...)
[Botswana Guardian] 20/03/2017

BDP Women’s Wing Committee retained
The Botswana Democracy Party Women’s Wing over the weekend retained its old National Committee at their Maun Congress. About 524 delegates from all the 57 constituencies descended in Maun to elect the party’s National Committee for women. Speaking after the elections on Saturday night, Dorcas (...)
[The Voice] 20/03/2017

Murder she wrote
Letter claims missing woman was a member of a cult The frantic search for Caroline Roberts-Otto, the woman who went missing in Gaborone last week has been called off, but police investigations continue as the mystery of her disappearance deepens. In an interesting twist to the tale of her (...)
[The Voice] 20/03/2017

Botswana firm eyes US$11m Trust Bank assets
BOTSWANA private equity firm Capital Seven plans to buy the remaining assets of Trust Bank Limited for an estimated US$11 million. The bank closed on December 6, 2013 and is presently under liquidation. It is believed Trust Bank shareholders recently indicated to the liquidator – the Deposit (...)
[Sunday Mail] 18/03/2017

Police on the manhunt for child kidnappers
Francistown police are on the lookout for three men suspected of abducting a 13-year-old girl on her way to school last Friday (10th March). The kidnapped teenager was allegedly transported from the second-city to Gaborone where she managed to escape later that same day. Talking exclusively to (...)
[The Voice] 17/03/2017

Fists fly at BDP congress
Infighting among ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) members in the Francistown West constituency is reportedly intensifying by day as the build-up to the 2019 General Elections gains momentum. Information reaching The Voice is that the once close-knit BDP family in the Francistown West (...)
[The Voice] 17/03/2017

The best of British
Leaving your home country to start a new life in a faraway, relatively unknown land is not an easy thing to do. However, having spent time working in Somalia and Afghanistan, Botswana would seem a relatively tame posting for the United Kingdom’s Katherine Katy Ransome. Last February, Ransome (...)
[The Voice] 17/03/2017

Kast arriving tomorrow
Kast’s 1000km walk is expect to come to a resounding successful end tomorrow (Saturday) at Riverwalk mall in Gaborone. In an interview with Big Weekend, the #Tlatsa Lebala artist complained of the response he was getting from the corporate sector looking at the factor that no big deal has been (...)
[The Voice] 17/03/2017

BAC hosts South Sudan Education Minister
South Sudan Minister of Higher Education Science and Technology, Justice Yien Oral Lam Tut visited Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) on March 8th this week on a bench-marking mission. BAC Executive Director, SertyLeburu introduced the Minister and his delegation to some of the accounting (...)
[The Voice] 17/03/2017

Corruption is never a one man job- Watts
Deloitte Botswana Senior Manager, Brian Watts, says corruption is done by multiple people through all sections of an entity’s value chain. Watts was presenting on the Tip-off Anonymous Hotline at the Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) Whistle-blowers Hotline launch yesterday. For every fraud case (...)
[The Voice] 17/03/2017

Cops arrested for ‘stealing’ cooler bag from a vendor
Gaborone West street vendor Galesite Bonnye Banyatsi has opened a theft case against two cops who allegedly stole her cooler bag with soft drinks. This publication is in possession of a CCTV footage from a filling station in G West showing the accused cops carrying the cooler bag and giving (...)
[The Voice] 16/03/2017

Botswana: Ministry of Health Receives Malaria Vehicles
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana is recognised as a frontrunner for the position of the first country to eliminate malaria in the Elimination 8 (E8) group of countries.
[AllAfrica] 16/03/2017 all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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