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June 18, 2018 4:00 AM Fight for ward allocation intensifies at UDC

This became evident over the weekend at Palapye where the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) held primary elections in some wards that were allocated to the Botswana National Front (BNF). The BCP, BNF, Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) and Botswana People’s Party (BPP) are UDC affiliates. Out of 10 wards, BNF has been allocated only two wards, Serorome 10

June 13, 2018 11:47 AM North America win right to host 2026 World Cup

FIFA delegates made the decision in Moscow, Russia on Wednesday, and the joint bid of Canada, Mexico and the United States prevailed over a luckless Morocco, which has failed in two other previous attempts. Morocco was unsuccessful in 2006, 2010 and now 2018, and will need some serious soul searching going forward if they are to put in another bid. The FIFA congress 32

June 12, 2018 4:00 AM Botswana Cannot Meet Blood Transfusion Demand

Nyangabgwe Referral Hospital superintendent, Dr Mareko Ramotsababa said that in January alone the northern blood transfusion centre needed 18,700 units of blood to be immediately transfused to patients, but only 9,500 units were secured. He said at a blood donation campaign in the former mining town on Thursday that the crisis forced the then Minister 41

June 12, 2018 4:00 AM Bakang And Co. Free To Travel

The trio, who are facing money-laundering charges involving over P320 million from the National Petroleum Fund (NFP), have been fighting to get access to their accounts and be given passports in order to be able to travel outside. During the ruling, the magistrate said the accused persons will often have their travel documents whenever they need to travel 25

June 11, 2018 4:00 AM The importance of communication in macroeconomic policy management

For a number of reasons, a central bank needs to continually interact and disseminate information to stakeholders. Such interactions and communication clarify the Bank’s role and, therefore, reinforces the effectiveness with which it discharges its mandate of ensuring price stability, sound financial and well-functioning payments systems and, more broadly 41

June 8, 2018 2:00 PM BFA undecided on 2026 World Cup bids

The host of the 2026 World Cup would be announced in Russia on Wednesday, on the eve of this year’s tournament kick-off. FIFA’s 209 associations will vote through a secret ballot, to decide the hosts of the 2026 World Cup. Letshwiti will travel to Russia and cast his vote but as of yesterday, he had not made up his mind on which bid to pick. The BFA president 44

June 8, 2018 9:18 AM Seretse & co bail conditions relaxed

Chief Regional Magistrate Christopher Gabanagae this morning relaxed the accused persons' bail conditions meaning they will have their passports back whenever they need to travel outside the country. During the ruling the magistrate said the accused persons will often surrender the travel documents when they return. Gabanagae also gave the state 14 days to regularise 35

June 5, 2018 4:00 AM Assemblies Of God Reverend Slams Prosperity Churches

Speaking during the official opening of Gaborone Assemblies of God new sanctuary, Lebelo said some people are using the name of God to enrich themselves. The construction cost of the sanctuary stood at P 15 million upon completion. The building will accommodate 800 people though it had initially wanted to accommodate 1,200 people. “The church is a place 42

June 4, 2018 4:00 AM Masisi: Khama's plan gone wrong

As for the pair, Khama and Masisi theirs was a relationship seemingly made in heaven. They loved and hated organisations and individuals together. There was even common talk that the duo’s striking similarities did not provide variety in leadership at the Office of the President (OP) as they seemed to agree on many things. It was generally feared that in Masisi 52

May 29, 2018 4:00 AM President Masisi Addresses First Press Conference

This will be an exciting opportunity for journalists as the last time a sitting President addressed a press conference was more than a decade ago. His predecessor, former president Ian Khama made public his disdain for the local media, describing it as the worst. Khama was hardly accessible to the local press. Masisi has since assuming office at least 25