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VP Tsogwane accused of ‘quarry mine grab

Vice President Slumber Tsogwane, who is also the Member of Parliament for Boteti West, is embroiled in a controversy over the ownership of a quarry mine in the village of Xhumo, Julia Masima reports.


How Masisi is mismanaging the pandemic

Botswana lacks leadership and policy direction to stop the spread of Coronavirus, argues Joel Konopo


Masisi is conflicted in Eswatini and “out of depth”

The Southern African Development Community (SADC) should recall President Mokgweetsi Masisi, current chair of the SADC organ on Politics, Defence and Security (Troika), who lacks objectivity about the unfolding crisis in eSwatini and therefore cannot mediate between the clashing security forces and demonstrators calling for electoral reforms.


How CMB hypnotized Peloetletse with dirty money

INK reporters

Emmah Peloetletse, acting Permanent Secretary to the President (PSP), allegedly promised an investment management firm her full support in their bid to increase their exposure to the country’s largest pension fund, allegedly in exchange for kickbacks.


EIA Committee quashes Ghanzi farmer’s claim that mining bad for environment

Calistus Bosaletswe

A South African absentee farmer has lost an appeal seeking the court to reverse a government authorised Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) granted to a Australian junior copper miner, Tshukudu Metals mining in the Ghanzi region.


Forced marriage threatens teenager’s education

Mosidi Mokaeya

Ragele Karosa* (16) of Ngami Junior Secondary School has a passion for success. She values school more so because she has dropped out twice due to pregnancy. Her premature motherhood has become a financial burden to her unemployed parents who were already struggling to make ends meet. The youngster says that she regrets her pregnancies because they have cemented her parents’ belief that by now she should be a wife. Now, the Herero born student of Semboyo village in Ngamiland fears that she will soon be forced to become a child bride.


‘Magosi behind secret recording’

Calistus Bosaletswe

Botswana’s head of intelligence, Brigadier Peter Fana Magosi, arranged to secretly record the meeting where top spies, detectives and prosecutors discussed the investigation of former president Ian Khama’s alleged involvement in large-scale corruption and money-laundering, allege two well-placed sources.


No escape for trafficked Mogobane girls

Mosidi Mokaeya

Fifteen-year-old Lesedi Mmopi and her 16 year old sister Grace Mmopi have been waking up at 4.30 am every morning. Instead of rising early to prepare for school, the youngsters have been forced into a different world.


Recording sheds light on P100 billion investigation

A leaked audio has revealed Botswana’s top spies, detectives and prosecutors huddled together in a meeting to strategies for an investigation into how former president Ian Khama and his ‘enforcer’ Isaac Kgosi may have instructed the Bank of Botswana to shift funds raised from government bonds during Khama’s term in office


The muffled cry of a mother who lost her son

Mosidi Mokaeya

For Kebafilemang Mpifelang December 17, 2020 is a day she will never forget. The mother of three fights back tears as she describes how her son and nephew disappeared under her care in Mmatshumu, a tiny San village situated 55km from Letlhakane, the headquarters of Boteti sub-District.