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Khama family: Tshekedi, Anthony, Ruth Jacquline and Ian

Khama family mourns eldest kin

Following the news that Jaqueline Tebogo Khama, the firstborn to the late Sir Seretse Khama and Lady Ruth Khama, died at age 72, some of her family will mourn her death while in exile.

Air Botswana ERJ170 PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

CAAB grounds Air Botswana aircraft

The Civil Aviation Authority of Botswana (CAAB), the body charged with the Regulation and Service Provision of Aviation in Botswana, today grounded the Air Botswana ERJ170 Aircraft, registration A2-ABM by suspending its Certificate of Airworthiness for Safety reasons.

IN HAPPIER TIMES: Former president Ian Khama and successor Mokgweetsi Masisi

Khama shifts reputational damage blame to Masisi

Following the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ revelation that former president Ian Khama has tarnished the image of Botswana through negative comments about the country, the latter has rubbished the claims in what is now becoming a game of buck-passing.

UDC leaders PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

UDC NEC meeting highly-charged

PALAPYE: Botswana National Front (BNF) vice president Prince Dibeela over the weekend reportedly played a central role in ensuring that the Botswana Congress Party (BCP) is not expelled from the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) "for bringing the name of the coalition into disrepute".

Khama and Masisi PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

How will the Masisi-Khama conflict end?

The night that former president of Botswana, Ian Khama, escaped under the cover of darkness into neighboring South Africa, marked a loss of innocence in Botswana’s usually stable, harmless politics. Tensions between Khama and his handpicked successor, current President Mokgweetsi Masisi, has spilled out into the open. It threatens to inflame tribal malaise and destabilise a country once known for its sparkling diamonds and thriving economy.

Pandora. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Lobatse mayor toppled

Over the weekend, the BDP councillors at Lobatse held a caucus to topple the mayor Essop Pandora and his deputy Tinny Dinoko. Both the mayor and deputy are alleged to be anti-Masisi since they support the area Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Thapelo Matsheka. 

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Ex-diplomat commits 250 years toward debt-clearance

A former diplomat who owes government of Botswana around P600,000 has committed to service the debt by paying P200 every month.

Editor's Comment
What about employees in private sector?

How can this be achieved when there already is little care about the working conditions of those within the private sector employ?For a long time, private sector employees have been neglected by their employers, not because they cannot do better to care for them, but because they take advantage of government's laxity when it comes to protecting and advocating for public sector employees, giving the cue to employers within the private sector...

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