updated Wed. February 21, 2024
Mail & Guardian
February 15, 2018
This sum was allegedly moved from the fund into the bank accounts of some of Mhlanzi's business associates and then to certain Botswana government officials. This is how it started. Mhlanzi and Bakang Seretse, a Motswana, went into business in Botswana together five years ago. Mhlanzi had startedÃâÃÂ ...
October 30, 2016
There are over 700 Zimbabwean refugees in Botswana, 10,000 Zimbabweans with Botswana work permits employed in several key sectors of the economy, and thousands illegally living in that country. Efforts to contact Botswana government officials for more details on this new program were fruitless.
July 14, 2016
Sources close to the Botswana intelligence agency, the Directorate of Intelligence and Security Services, say First Element — a company with Belgian roots ... “It (First Element's exit) was because of undervaluation and smuggling of diamonds, but the official word is they ran out of diamonds,” a BotswanaÃâÃÂ ...
ZAM Magazine (blog)
April 1, 2016
In 1981, a British High Commissioner warned in a letter to his superiors at home in London that the Botswana Defence Force had become a “monster absorbing .... In the words of a senior official who served in the BDF at that time, the Khama-Merafhe duo had “an entitlement that could not be challenged byÃâÃÂ ...
October 23, 2015
Five Botswana government officials reportedly visited the players with an interpreter to convince them that their lawyers were stalling their asylum application process. According to Bayford, the unknown officials said Botswana was willing to give the players asylum. “These faceless officials made theÃâÃÂ ...
ZAM Magazine (blog)
May 10, 2015
When, in January, the website of investigative weekly Mmegi went blank for a week, editor Ntibinyane Ntibinyane didn't hesitate before he accused the country's Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) of hacking. After all, his newspaper routinely 'follows the money' in diamond-rich Botswana and aÃâÃÂ ...
Mail & Guardian Online
October 23, 2014
A new report by Survival International, the global movement for the rights of tribal people, provides details of more than 200 cases of beatings, arrests and other abuses suffered by the Kalahari Bushmen allegedly at the hands of Botswana government officials. In January this year Botswana's President IanÃâÃÂ ...
June 25, 2013
(IDEX Online) – There is a passage in the Talmud that says, “More than the calf wants to suckle, the cow wants to nurse.” Today's rough diamond market is a good example of this:the miners want to feed manufacturers rough more than the manufacturers want to buy it. As a result, goods are trading at lowÃâÃÂ ...
February 28, 2011
He said that because of the suffering they endured, they need a counselling centre in the camp also that there should be regular communication between refugees and Botswana government officials. "We also do not want to be called 'refugees' because we have stayed for more than 10 years in this countryÃâÃÂ ...