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Plot to Oust Masisi

[The Patriot] Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) is allegedly rocked by secret meetings involving top party figures, some within the Central Committee in a plot to oust President Mokgweetsi Masisi, Party Chairman Slumber Tsogwane and Secretary General Mpho Balopi from their respective positions within the party. (AllAfrica)

Minister Lures Investors to Botswana

[Government of Botswana] International guests at this year's Global Expo Botswana have been encouraged to consider investing in Botswana's priority sectors. (AllAfrica)

History-Girl Okutoyi Falls at the Last Hurdle in Botswana

[Nation] Kenya's tennis prodigy Angela Okutoyi's fairytale run at the Africa Cup of Nations in Botswana ended in agonising pain on Thursday in the final after she lost in straight sets to top seeded home player Bechri Chiraz. (AllAfrica)

BITRI Decries Small Budget

[The Patriot] Research institutions that have for a long time played second fiddle to others are coming out of the shadows to claim their rightful position and take centre stage to transform Botswana from overreliance on resources (predominantly minerals) to a knowledge-based economy. (AllAfrica)

BNF Calls Masisi, Khama to Order

[The Patriot] The Botswana National Front (BNF) is concerned by Botswana's current and former Presidents' protracted public battles that have rendered the country ungovernable. The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) leaders are embroiled in a devastating power struggle that has divided not only Batswana, but both the public and private sector employees who are aligned to these authorities. Two deadly centres of power have since emerged. This has negatively impacted on service delivery and productivity and the genera (AllAfrica)

Taxman After Mabaila

[The Patriot] The recently suspended Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) parliamentary candidate for MogoditshanenTshepang Mabaila is facing another battle - this time around it is from the taxman who suspects that he has been evading tax. (AllAfrica)

Lobatse Recycler Hunts for Investors

[The Patriot] Promoters of local recycling outfit, Green Energy Botswana, have decried lack of investors after struggling for many years to secure a suitable partner for a lucrative deal they proposed to enter into with Babereki Investments and Black Bear fell through in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Inside Masisi's Globetrotting

[The Patriot] Since he assumed power, President Mokgweetsi Masisi, has been globetrotting in what some said was to rebuild relationships with other countries which has collapsed over the years due to former President Ian Khama's self-imposed exile from the international community. (AllAfrica)

Use Our Natural Resources to Develop Rural Areas, Youth

[The Patriot] Since independence in 1966 we have demonstrated strong economic growth, with nearly 9% growth recorded year on year for more than four decades. Historically this growth has been driven primarily by the nation's natural resources: mining, nature-based tourism, and agriculture. The development of these resources have been supported by sound macroeconomic policies, strong financial management and the implementation of incentives to attract private enterprise against a background of political stability. Recogn (AllAfrica)

Over 1,500 to Be Repatriated From Botswana

[New Era] Windhoek -The Namibian inter-ministerial committee tasked to facilitate the repatriation process of over 1,500 Batswana of Namibian descent who have shown willingness to return to their native country, visited Botswana last week. (AllAfrica)

Prof Norris to Crack the Whip

[The Patriot] Professor David Norris finds himself between a rock and a hard place, clearly cutting a lonely figure at the helm of University of Botswana (UB) management hierarchy. (AllAfrica)

Salaries Review Recommendations Reports Expected Next Month

[Government of Botswana] The Malaysian company tasked with reviewing the current public service remuneration system is expected to conclude its work before the end of December this year. (AllAfrica)

Public Servants to Get Pay Increase

[The Patriot] Public Servants are likely to get improved conditions of service and salaries in April next year; that is if the consultant engaged to review their pay recommends such. (AllAfrica)

Masisi Confirms Fallout With Khama

[The Patriot] President Mokgweetsi Masisi has confirmed the uneasy relationship with the man he succeeded in power - Ian Khama. (AllAfrica)

One Government Principle Unveiled

[The Patriot] Government is moving to deal away with increased bureaucracy that has resulted with departments demanding the same material from clients that other departments have already be given. President Mokgweetsi Masisi said they will now accelerate the implementation of the 'One Government Principle'. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Stun Namibia, Both Qualify

[Namibian] Namibia progressed to the next round of International Cricket Council T20 World Cup qualifiers, but lost their first-ever match to Botswana at the Africa Region C Qualifier in Gaborone on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Brand Zim Shines At Botswana Expo

[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Global Expo Botswana (GEB) took home top honours on Thursday last week, winning the award for Best Country Pavilion at the four-day trade show. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique Hopes to Boost Cooperation With Botswana

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi pledged on Wednesday that Mozambique wishes to develop more fruitful economic cooperation with Botswana, so that it reaches the same level as the political cooperation between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

NW Calls for Closer Tourism Ties With Botswana

[] North West MEC for Tourism Desbo Mohono has called on tourism bodies in Botswana and South Africa to form partnerships that will boost tourism between the two countries. (AllAfrica)

De-Recognition of Trade Unions Tested

[The Patriot] Four public sector trade unions on Friday dragged government to court challenging a decision by Directorate of Public Service Management (DPSM) to de-recognise them through a letter dated 16 October 2018. The letter raises serious doubt as to the validity of the continued recognition of the trade unions, suggesting that they have no entitlement whatsoever to continue to be recognised. (AllAfrica)

Confrontation With Masisi - Did Rapitsenyane Break Any Law?

[The Patriot] Africa Awake! (AllAfrica)

Khama-Chameleon - Botswana's Foreign Policy Shift

[The Patriot] How should we understand the foreign policy of African states? And why do some countries with a dubious record at home talk so much about democracy abroad? Esther Brown considers the case of Botswana, and offers some compelling answers. (AllAfrica)

Press Release - Staff Withdrawal

[Government of Botswana] The Office of the President wishes to inform members of the Public that His Excellency Dr Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, the President of the Republic of Botswana, was not aware of the recent decision concerning the withdrawal of some support staff from the office and residence of the Former President Lt. General Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama. In this regard, His Excellency the President, has apologised to the Former President for the misunderstanding. (AllAfrica)

Education Blends Different Backgrounds - Morupisi

[Government of Botswana] Permanent Secretary to the President, Mr Carter Morupisi says extending a helping hand to others did not mean a person has plenty. (AllAfrica)

Botswana Hosts T20 Africa Qualifiers

[Namibian] THE focus of African Cricket moves to Botswana this week, for the ICC World Twenty20 Africa C Qualifiers. (AllAfrica)

President Masisi Sells Botswana to Swiss Investors

[Government of Botswana] PRESIDENT MASISI SELLS BOTSWANA TO SWISS INVESTORS- The Swiss business community has been encouraged to view Botswana as an attractive investment destination and a base to do business and expand into southern Africa. (AllAfrica)

Poor Work Ethic a Concern

[Government of Botswana] POOR WORK ETHIC A CONCERN: MORUPISI Poor work ethic and productivity in the public service are a concern in growing Botswana s economy. This was said by the Permanent Secretary to the President Mr Carter Morupisi, addressing Public officers in Tlokweng this afternoon. He said Botswana s ranking in the global competitiveness continues to decline as results of poor productivity . (AllAfrica)

Declaration to Open Doors for Botswana Women

[Government of Botswana] President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on October 23 witnessed an historic occasion when Botswana and the International Trade Centre (ITC) put pen to paper on a declaration promoting the economic empowerment of women in Botswana. Speaking briefly after the signing ceremony at the Botswana mission in Geneva, President Masisi said Botswana had a burgeoning number of young people who were aspirational and motivated but faced with a challenge of limited jobs. (AllAfrica)

Zimtrade, 9 Firms Ready to Take On Botswana Market

[The Herald] TRADE promotion organisation, ZimTrade, is facilitating the participation of nine Zimbabwean manufacturers at the Global Expo Botswana next week. The expo is one of the neighbouring country's premium annual trade events and will be taking place from October 30 to November 2, 2018, in Gaborone. (AllAfrica)

Borakanelo Police Investigate Death

[Government of Botswana] BORAKANELO POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH- Borakanelo police in Gaborone are investigating an incident in which a mob attacked and killed a young man at Gaborone bus rank on October 19. (AllAfrica)

Red Flags Raised Over KPMG

[The Patriot] The Chief Executive Officer of Botswana Accountancy Oversight Authority (BAOA) Duncan Majinda has raised red flags regarding the accounting giant KPMG about the strength of one of the world's biggest audit firms due to the controversies surrounding it around the world. (AllAfrica)