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Will Khama address the media for the very first time on home soil?

Seven years into his presidency and with just under three years left before his tenure expires,Botswana’s President Ian Khama is expected to address the media for the very first time. He is to engage the media in his capacity as the new SADC Chairperson when the 35th Ordinary Summit comes to an end on Tuesday, […]

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Isaac Kgosi given shares in other companies

Fresh information passed to the Sunday Standard has linked Directorate of intelligence and Security Services (DISS) Director General, Isaac Kgosi to other companies owned by Choppies Directors Ramachandran Ottappath and Farouk Ismail. A statement by Ottappath to the Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) has revealed that besides shares he was given in Choppies, […]

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Plans to purge Kgosi’s investigators – claim

Fresh information has emerged that the Directorate of Public prosecutions is under pressure not to prosecute Directorate of Intelligence Services Director General, Isaac Kgosi and that instead there is a move to purge Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) agents who investigated him. Although DCEC Director General, Rose Seretse had initially denied that Kgosi […]

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Parliament productive – speaker

The just ended first session of the 11th Parliament has been described as productive, given the work that has been done. Speaking in an interview wrecently, Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Gladys Kokorwe said she was impressed with what the session had achieved in terms of productivity. To support her argument, Ms Kokorwe noted […]

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Xere residents embrace government programmes

Xere Village Development Committee chairperson, Mr Timothy Kopano, has applauded government for extending poverty eradication programmes in the village. Speaking during a recent kgotla meeting addressed by the Central District Council chairperson, Mr Peter Williams, he said they managed to build 25 LA2 houses and toilets for the destitute people in the village. He said […]

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Traditional brews cause havoc in Letlhakane

The escalating cases of unlawful wounding in Letlhakane have been attributed to the increasing number of traditional beer brewers. Speaking in a kgotla meeting recently, Letlhakane Police Station commander, Mr Michael Maphephu, said traditional beer was brewed everywhere in the village and people no longer sought permission to do so from the village authorities. He […]