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January 14, 2019 4:00 AM Khama made Tuli Conservation Trust founding patron

Khama played a visionary role in establishing Botswana’s world-renowned conservation ethos and continues to provide strong leadership and commitment by working with regional and international conservation organisations. “The Tuli region is close to my heart and so I am delighted to become founding patron of the Tuli Conservation Trust,” said Ian Khama 658

December 24, 2018 8:31 AM Thea rocks denim jeans at Serowe Kgotla

left: -10000px; top: 0px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;">Some of the members of the royal family were uneasy about her attire but said, "she might have a good reason for it." Thea is the most senior woman in the Khama royal house, because her husband Tshekedi is next in line for Bangwato paramount chief. This would make Thea 'Queen Mother' 569

November 20, 2018 4:00 AM TK Unhappy With Plastic Bag Ban U-turn

Briefing the media last week, the minister said the decision for the postponement was taken in his absence. “The plastic ban was supposed to be effective the beginning of November and unfortunately I learned about the uplifting of the ban while I was out of the country and I do not know the reasons behind that,” he said. According to the minister, they initially 130

November 6, 2018 4:00 AM Flopped BMD Rally Fires Missiles At BCP

While one would have thought the rally would have many party members coming to hear from their leaders on the way forward, the gathering was a flop with just over 100 attendants. It was promoted using the UDC name and the speakers kept referring to it as a coalition event. The rally, which started two hours later than the stated 2pm, was characterised 113

October 28, 2018 4:00 AM A toast to the return of the Botswana’s thirst buster

Finally exciting news for patriotic beer lovers! Tinkling in like the heartwarming sounds of the Happy Hour bell announcing the best time of the day during a hot evening in a Gaborone beer joint are news that the Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has brought back its award-winning local premium beer, St Louis Export after halting its production in 2016. The St Louis 133

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM Will there be a "Masisi Doctrine" in Foreign Policy?

Moreover, a President must preside over a highly specialised and sprawling bureaucracy. When it comes to policy, the presidency has three major areas to preside over: economic policy, domestic policy and foreign affairs. These are all competing policy spheres. But the demands of the office require that presidents strike a balance between all three substantive 120

October 22, 2018 4:00 AM The curse of Camp Dubai

What is shocking is that these self-appointed generals believe the war they are waging is a secret yet they are leaving their prints all over, continues Seretse. Seretse does not mention names but it is not difficult to tell who he is referring to. The irony of this statement is that Seretse is said to be one of those who told Masisi to his face at a Cabinet 123

October 17, 2018 10:03 AM Khama snubs Masisi at Serowe kgotla

The office of the former president has confirmed that Khama will not attend the President’s meeting. Khama’s private secretary, Mabedi Letsholo said on the phone, “The former HE will be having some private engagements on that day [Thursday] and will not be present at the [President Masisi’s] meeting”. Interestingly, this may be taken as a snub towards 133

October 9, 2018 4:00 AM Kgoroba Takes A Jab At Mabaila

However, political foes both within the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) and the opposition viewed these as a strategy by Mabaila to lure voters to his corner. A day after being slapped with a five-year suspension by his party, Mabaila held another such event this weekend, and it was graced by former president Ian Khama. The area Member of Parliament 114

October 8, 2018 9:33 AM Masisi attends London Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference

in endangered fauna and flora. This is in recognition of the significant scale and detrimental economic, social and environmental consequences of the illegal trade in wildlife. As a result, Botswana has, over the years, made a number of policy advances to promote wildlife management and conservation,” the press release read. The conference will provide 98