�End of mining secrecy� � EU

The European Union (EU) has passed historic legislation re quiring oil, gas, mining and logging companies to publish the pay­ments they make to governments for access to natural resources country-by-country and project-by-project where they operate this week.

During President Festus Mogae’s ten­ure, Botswana joined the Extractive In­dustries Transparency Initiative (EITI) that sought to promote transparency among countries rich in minerals.

The new rules regulate the provision of financial information by all limited li­ability companies registered in the Eu­ropean Economic Area (EEA), mean­ing several locally based miners are likely to be affected.

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CoA brings sanity to DIS/DCEC long-standing feud

This decision follows the raiding of the office of the former Director General of the DCEC, Tymon Katlholo early 2022 and his staff officer by the DIS operatives who reportedly took files that they had targeted.After all back and forth arguments, the CoA has set the record straight giving an invaluable lesson to the DIS that it was no super security organ and it does not have any powers to cogently supervise other security organs including the...

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